TAGUIG, Philippines – Emerging Power Inc. (EPI) announced that an additional 72-megawatt peak of solar energy capacity of its subsidiary, Jobin-SQM Inc. (JSI), is now connected to the national power grid and has commence energization.

This expansion brings JSI’s installed and operational solar power capacity to 172MWp – one of the largest in the country coming from a single solarpower generation plant. JSI’s renewable energy generation asset is located in a contiguous area in Mt. Sta. Rita, situated within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

The additional capacity is using the 580-watt solar PV panels, thereby optimizing the generation capability within the available land area. The panels are arranged in a sprawling layout housing 14 medium voltage (MV) stations.

The expansion project also includes the installation of a compact state-of-the-art substation. The substation has smart features supporting advanced communications and remote operations control functions including faster response time in case of technical incidents.

State-of-the-art substation features advanced communications and remote control functions

The new substation servicing the 72MWp expansion connects via a new transmission line to the existing substation servicing the 100MWp, and the consolidated capacity of 172MWp then runs thru a 7.7 kilometer transmission line to the SBMA substation of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

This comes just as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines energized the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas interconnection project.

With this additional solar capacity in operation, EPI has increased its contribution towards the augmentation of the country’s renewable energy supply. EPI is the renewable energy arm of listed natural resources development firm Nickel Asia Corp.

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