SYSTEM operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines is targeting a unified nationwide grid by 2020 through the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas interconection project (MVIP).

“With One Grid 2020, we envision a strong, unified power transmission network that can meet the country’s future power needs,” said NGCP in a statement.

The privately owned company said as the country continues its economic growth and development, the demand for electricity — from industries, communities, and households — can only be addressed by strengthening the nation’s power grid.

MVIP aims to connect the three power grids of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao into one unified national grid. — Victor V. Saulon