DMCI Power helps avert Masbate power outages
August 1, 2017
Off-grid energy player DMCI Power Corporation (DPC), in partnership with the Masbate Electric Cooperative (MASELCO), recently replaced reclosers in the distribution line feeders located in PV Corpuz, Magsaysay, Buenavista and Mobo in the province of Masbate.
A recloser is a circuit breaker that automatically switches off power in a distribution line segment or section during power overload or line faults. It limits the impact of an outage by isolating the faulted section from the rest of the distribution system effectively curtailing a domino-effect of power line interruptions.
As a result of the installation, power supply interruption due to line faults has decreased significantly in the MASELCO service area.
Based on technical reports, around 47 line trippings were contained and isolated in the PV Corpuz feeder segments since March 31, while around 20 line trippings were reported in Magsaysay, Buenavista and Mobo since the installation last April 12 and 28.
“The improvement of the distribution system will greatly minimize the negative effects of line faults and will ultimately benefit the end-users,” said DPC President Nestor D. Dadivas.
“We are working together with MASELCO in conducting further segment studies to identify other key areas in the distribution lines to improve the power supply reliability in the province,” he added.
DMCI Power Corporation has a 15-year power supply agreement with MASELCO and is one of the major off-grid power producers in the Philippines.