2018, January 22
The Korean government through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) officially awarded a grant for a distribution voltage upgrading project to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC). The grant totals 3.5 billion Korean won, or PHP150 million if converted to the local currency. The grant represents the industrial cooperation and exchange of industrial technology in the electricity sector between the Korean and Philippine governments. The project mainly aims to provide support in the engineering, procurement and construction for the voltage upgrading of distribution lines in the northern part of Ilocos Norte from 13.2kV to 22.9kV of distribution feeders 2C and 2D of the Burgos Sub-station of INEC.