Transmission firm National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is reinforcing its smart grid journey with its newly launched Central Control and Monitoring System (CCMS), that will enable it to remotely monitor incidents as well as the operational functions of the country’s power grid networks.

The transmission company said CCMS is a technology used “to automate certain functions of the power transmission grid,” particularly at its substations.

The operations kick-off of NGCP’s CCMS has been at its Cagayan de Oro and Cebu substations; and the wider aim is to expand it to the company’s other 21 substations all over the country until 2025.

NGCP recently launched its Central Control and Monitoring System (CCMS) which is a technology used to automate certain functions of the power transmission grid, particularly in its substations. The system comprises of real-time monitoring software and hardware to be used for the acquisition, collection, centralized monitoring, and analysis of power data and equipment condition. (Photo credit: www.ngcp.ph)

That recent development and project completion in its two main substations, according to NGCP, is “part of ongoing efforts to improve power transmission capabilities and bring the country closer to running on a smart grid.”

As explained, the CCMS consists of real-time monitoring software and hardware “to be used for the acquisition, collection, centralized monitoring and analysis of power data and equipment condition.”

NGCP emphasized that through the new control and monitoring system, it will be able to “remotely operate unmanned substations,” that in turn could result in improved operational performance of transmission facilities.

It pointed out that while the CCMS is just one of the major components of the transmission system, this is a key accomplishment relative to the firm’s commitment toward introducing smart grid technology in Philippine grid operations.

“NGCP is pleased with this development as it works to keep pace with the rising standards of power utility practices around the globe – as part of its commitment to realize a smarter, more efficient power transmission grid,” the company stressed.

With the aid of digital technologies to intelligently automate the power system, it was noted that this could greatly “improve grid security and information management.”

At the same time, smart grid paves the way for “efficient integration of the connection between generators and load customers,” while also enabling “effective response to the needs of the transmission network, greater reliability and quality of power transmitted by the grid.”


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/03/15/ngcp-reinforces-smart-grid-journey-with-new-central-monitoring-system/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ngcp-reinforces-smart-grid-journey-with-new-central-monitoring-system)