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Philippines Mini Grid Project - Conductor Supply


Project Information:

Purchaser: EGM Industrial Sales

Delivery Date: 2023.10

 

What We Supplied:

Cable Aluminum, #1/0 ACSR (Raven)

 

Project News:

More than 4 million Filipino households are unserved or underserved by the national power grid. The country’s Department of Energy is turning to microgrids to help electrify all households along the nation’s 7,461-island archipelago by 2028.

 

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has released an invitation to bid on the construction, installation, and maintenance and operations of microgrids in support of its 2023-2032 National Total Electrification Roadmap (NTER).

 

The NTER, which was released at the same time as the invitation to bid, outlines how electrification efforts, including the construction of microgrids, will deliver reliable, secure electricity at reasonable rates to all Filipino households by 2028.The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago made up of 7,461 islands. The nation’s physical landscape presents significant electrification challenges, especially when it comes to connecting remote communities to the national grid.

 

Currently, nearly 4 million Filipino households are deemed either unserved or underserved by the nation’s power infrastructure, and many of them are in remote rural areas.

 

According to the DOE, more than 1.2 million households are unserved, or in locations with no electricity access, including access to distribution lines, individual home systems or a connection to a microgrid.

 

The remaining 2.7 million live in underserved areas, and while they do have access to electricity services, it’s not on a 24/7 basis.

 

The government created the NTER because it recognized that improving access to reliable electricity will not only reduce poverty and increase quality of life in these areas, it will have a positive effect on the country as a whole.