NIA Central Office breaks ground for the 600kW rated capacity standby generator set

April 28, 2022, 2:17 PM
 

Led by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration has conducted the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of 600kW rated capacity standby generator set including ancillary equipment on April 22, 2022.

This has an approved budget of P10,000,000.00 awarded to Automation and Power Distribution Services (APDS) contractor on February 1, 2022. The duration of the project is 120 calendar days which started on February 22, 2022 and is estimated to be completed on June 21, 2022.

The NIA Central Office has been using a 272KW capacity generator for the longest time and this old generator can only accommodate minimal electrical load for the office. With this, the late NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector, MGen Romeo G. Gan (Ret) conceptualized the idea to replace it and procure a new standby generator set with a higher capacity that can supply all the electrical load requirements of the office during a power outage. This likewise conforms to the prerequisite to apply for a permit to operate the generator set in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2018 certification.

The 600kW standby generator is a backup electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage, an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss and commands the generator to start, and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits. Once this project is completed, it can provide all the electrical load requirements of the Central Office in case of a power outage.

#WalangBrownoutsaNIA. This is what the Administrator said in his message during this Groundbreaking Ceremony. Paralleled to #TuloyAngDaloyNIA, once this generator set is already installed, delivery of services of the Agency will be improved as an unhampered work will be assured in the Central Office even amidst power outage.

Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya lays in the time capsule as he leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of 600kW standby generator set of NIA Central Office, Quezon City on April 22, 2022. Assisting the Administrator are Administrative Department Manager Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda, CorPlan Manager Rogelia C. Dela Torre, General Services Division Manager Wilhelm S. Tiangco, and Project Manager Edgardo Lagrada of ADPS.

Administrator Visaya buries the time capsule as he leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of 600kW standby generator set of NIA Central Office, Quezon City on April 22, 2022.

Administrative Department Manager Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda shares the project profile to the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony.

Administrator Visaya delivers his message to the attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony where he said that once the generator set is already installed, an unhampered delivery of services in NIA Central Office will be assured - #WalangBrownoutsaNIA.

From left to right: GSD Manager Wilhelm S. Tiangco, Corporate Planning Services Manager Rogelia C. Dela Torre, Administrative Department Manager Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda, Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, Public Affairs and Information Staff Manager Eden Victoria C. Selva

Administrator Visaya together with the Managers, APDS staff, and General Services Division staff

 

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: evcselva2000@yahoo.com

Landline: (02) 8921-3741