Alternergy seeks ERC approval to connect wind farm to Meralco line
Alternergy Sembrano Wind Corp. (ASWC) is seeking regulatory approval to build a point-to-point transmission facility that will connect its 81-megawatt (MW) wind power plant to the power line of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).
ASWC, an expansion of the 54-MW wind farm under Alternergy Wind One Corp., will build the transmission line within the vicinity of Mt. Sembrano and span across the town of Pililla in Rizal, and the towns of Mabitac and Pakil in Laguna. Alternergy is led by former Energy Secretary Vicente S. Perez Jr.
In its application with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), ASWC placed the cost of the transmission line at around P715.2 million. It will connect the Sembrano wind farm to Meralco’s 115-kilovolt (kV) Malaya-Teresa line. — Victor V. Saulon