Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao islands are the three major islands of the Philippines. Currently, Luzon and Visayas are interconnected via HVDC monopole (LVIP) with 440MW transfer capacity. By December 2020, also Visayas and Mindanao will be interconnected via HVDC bipole (MVIP) with 450MW transfer capacity. With the 3 major islands interconnected, Philippines will be connected as one grid.
Considering this new configuration of the network, CESI is reviewing the operational practices, controls and defense plans to guarantee the secure operation of the whole interconnected system. The new MVIP HVDC link will have an important impact in terms of frequency control in both normal and emergency condition and its Frequency Control (FC) should be coordinated with the control of the existing LVIP HVDC link, considering also the dynamic characteristics of the three major interconnected islands.
The main goals of the consultancy service provided by CESI are the following:
Execute the technology transfer on the performed studies.