The National Transmission Corporation

The National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) is a government agency created under Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001.

Since March 1, 2003, TransCo operated and managed the power transmission system that links power plants to the electric distribution utilities nationwide. The same law mandated the privatization of TransCo through an outright sale or management concession agreement.

Following a public bidding conducted in December 2007, the TransCo concession was awarded to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), which eventually secured a congressional franchise to operate the transmission network through Republic Act No. 9511.

On January 15, 2009, TransCo turned over the management and operation of its nationwide transmission system to NGCP. Ownership of all transmission assets however, remains with TransCo.

As owner of the transmission assets, the new TransCo is mandated with five key responsibilities:

  • Protect national government’s interests by ensuring NGCP’s compliance with the terms and conditions of the Concession Agreement and the policies of the Department of Energy;
  • Handle all existing cases, including right-of-way and claims which accrued prior to the turnover date;
  • Divest remaining sub-transmission assets to technically and financially qualified electric distributors nationwide; and
  • Undertake the operation, maintenance, consultancy and other technical services for the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
  • Administer the Feed-in-Tariff Allowance Fund for renewable energy generators.

Mandates

As owner of the transmission assets, the new TransCo is mandated with five key responsibilities:

  • Protect national government’s interests by ensuring NGCP’s compliance with the terms and conditions of the Concession Agreement and the policies of the Department of Energy;
  • Handle all existing cases, including right-of-way and claims which accrued prior to the turnover date (January 15, 2009);
  • Divest remaining sub-transmission assets to technically and financially qualified electric distributors nationwide; and
  • Undertake the operation, maintenance, consultancy and other technical services for the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).
  • Administer the Feed-in-Tariff Allowance Fund for renewable energy generators.

TransCo Board Members


Mission

As the owner of the nation’s power transmission assets,
we protect the interest of the Filipino people by overseeing
the proper operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion
of the transmission system by the concessionaire,
thereby contributing to the delivery of quality and
reliable electricity to consumers.



Vision

We are
a highly valued and essential pillar
of the power industry.

We embody
excellence, professionalism and integrity
in carrying out
our mandated roles and responsibilities
in partnership with all stakeholders.

Table of Organization

TransCo through the years

  • EPIRA SIGNED INTO LAW - June 8, 2001:
    Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) mandating the creation of the National Transmission Corporation is signed into law.

  • TRANSCO STARTS OPERATIONS - March 1, 2003:
    TransCo officially starts operations .

  • TRANSCO TOPS GOCCs IN GOVERNANCE SURVEY- June 2005:
    TransCo receives recognition in field of Corporate Governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

  • TRANSCO BAGS PQA RECOGNITION - January 2006:
    TransCo writes history by bagging the Philippine Quality Award Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management.

  • SUCCESSFUL BIDDING - December 12, 2007:
    PSALM conducts successful bidding for TransCo concession.

  • BICAM APPROVES FRANCHISE BILL - November 2008:
    Congress approves bicameral resolution granting franchise to NGCP to manage, operate TransCo’s transmission assets nationwide.

  • PGMA SIGNS RA 9511 - December 2008:
    PGMA signs RA 9511 into law granting franchise to National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

  • NGCP TAKES OVER - January 15, 2009:
    TransCo turns over power transmission function to NGCP.

  • THE NEW TRANSCO - July 16, 2009:
    New TransCo formally starts operation under a new table of organization; employees take new oath of office.

  • ERC NAMES TRANSCO AS FIT-ALLOWANCE FUND ADMINISTRATOR - November 2012:
    TransCo given added role in renewable energy sector.

Did you know?

  • After TransCo's System Operations Group acquired an ISO certification for Quality Management in 2003, an "ISO fever" soon swept the Corporation.

  • By 2006, practically all departments have secured their own ISO certifications.

  • With numerous ISO certifications under its belt, TransCo soon set its sights on the more challenging Philippine Quality Award

  • The TransCo anniversary is observed every 26th of June, the same as that of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).

  • TransCo started operating under a new table of organization on July 16, 2009 following the privatization of its transmission function.

  • The ERC designated TransCo as the FIT-All Fund Administrator on November 19, 2012.

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Contact Information

Address: Power Center,
Quezon Avenue corner BIR Road,
Diliman, Quezon City
1101
Philippines

E-mail: customerservice@transco.ph

Trunkline: 63 2 902-1500

Website: www.transco.ph