Currently, we can procure five ancillary services: we provide ancillary services to support the reliable operation of the electricity grid and we help ourselves meet our core performance obligations (PPOs) set out in the Electricity Industry Participation Code (Code). If you are not a current system service provider and would like to obtain a copy of the tender dossier, you can find it on the following page: Ancillary Services Tendering Ancillary Services Are the capacities and energy needed to maintain a stable and reliable operation of the interconnected transmission network. RPS-AS refers to the ability of generation units to power or absorb reactive power from the grid in order to maintain voltage within the standard levels defined by the Philippine Grid Code and support the reliable transfer of electrical energy from generating plants to consumers. Joseph S. Yu, President and CEO of SNAP Group, said they “look forward to the development. SNAP`s mission is to provide energy solutions, including the services needed to maintain electricity quality, reliability and grid security. The purchase plan defines the mechanisms we use for the purchase of these services, as well as the technical requirements and the main contractual conditions applicable to each service. We have an obligation to make the necessary efforts to implement and comply with the purchasing plan. The five-year complementary service of grid operator PMPC comes from san Gabriel Avion`s 97-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant in Batangas. In the May 7, 2019 orders for Ambuklao and Binga hydros and May 10, 2019 for Magat hydro, the ERC stated that approval of the joint application by SNAP and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) would help “improve the availability of additional services on the Luzon grid and significantly reduce the costs of such services for the benefit of customers.” Ancillary services are necessary to support transmission capacity, maintain the reliable operation of the transmission system and the supply of electricity to the grid. This is given that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved NGCP`s Ancillary Services Purchase Agreement (ASPA) with Prime Meridian Powergen Corp (PMPC). NGCP stated that the Luzon network has not yet achieved the desired level of contractual complementary services necessary to ensure the security and reliability of the system. The Magat, Ambuklao and Binga hydropower plants of the SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP) have been granted provisional authority by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to conclude three new ancillary service purchase agreements (ASPAs). The agreements concluded relate to the provision of five-year blind benefit assistance services (RPS-AS) for the Luzon network.

We conclude contracts with market operators (generators, distributors, suppliers of large trucks and demand aggregators) through a concluded tender procedure, which takes place every year between August and November. If necessary, we may also conclude contracts outside this period. Our standard contractual conditions are updated annually. The templates of our standard contractual conditions for all ancillary services are linked below. SNAP`s hydro plants also offer other types of ancillary services, covered by three existing SPAs, which were provisionally approved in 2016 and 2017. If you are an up-to-date system service provider, you should have received a tender package. Before entering into contracts, new suppliers must prove that their devices are capable of providing the service through testing. Some services also require regular testing during the term of the contract. Instructions for testing can be found in the Companion Guide for Asset Testing.

NGCP procured ancillary services in the form of reactive power assistance for five years with AP Renewables` Makban Geothermal Plant A and B. MANILA, Philippines – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has provided additional services to ensure a stable power supply to the Luzon power grid over the next five years. . . .