NGCP’S TECHNICAL CONGRESS TARGETS ENHANCED ENGINEERING SKILLS
NGCP continues its efforts to provide training and development to engineering professionals across different sectors of the energy industry with the conduct of the Technical Congress (TechCon) recently.
Engineers from NGCP, distribution utilities, and electric cooperatives participated in the 2-day event held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. As an accredited Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider, participants of the TechCon are entitled to units required for renewing their PRC licenses.
The event included topics on transmission planning, grid operations, network protection, telecommunications, and power transformer maintenance. Other discussions are on substation design, emergency restoration system, substation operation and maintenance, the NGCP Standard on Protective Relaying Scheme, safety and reliability of lines through condition-based assessment, and restoration works after typhoon devastation.
Engr. Jaime V. Mendoza, member of the PRC Board of Electrical Engineering, gave his keynote message. He also presented the guidelines for the Professional Electrical Engineer Licensure examination.
While most of the speakers are NGCP managers and technical specialists, Mr. Hakam Johansson of ABB Sweden also presented on Smart Grid, while Mr. Sha Jingang from ZTE briefed the participants about optical transmission system.
“NGCP believes that continuing education plays an important role in developing and building the country’s engineering workforce. The TechCon will lead the way in making this happen at the individual, organization, and industry levels by creating opportunities to share our best practices,” the company stated.
The Cebu leg of the event will be followed by two more sessions in Davao City in November, and in Manila by the end of 2015.
NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the Philippines’ power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp. led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner./MP