Meanwhile NGCP plans to complete the Southern Panay Backbone Transmission Project by end-2013. The PhP 1 billion project was started in October 2010. Under the project, the company will set up new transmission lines to supplement the existing 69 kV Santa Barbara-Sibalom line. It includes construction of 97 circuit km of 138 kV and 69 kV lines. The project also involves the construction of a new San Jose substation, and expansion of the Santa Barbara substation. The 138 kV line will extend from the Santa Barbara substation in Iloilo to the new San Jose substation in Antique.