As the work resumes on Dasu Hydropower project the government has planned to establish appropriate infrastructure for the evacuation of energy from the project.
According to sources close to the matter the National Transmission &Despatch Company (NTDC) will construct the first-ever biggest transmission line project of 765kv Islamabad West Sub-station. The tender documents are being prepared by NTDC for the project. This will be the first project in the history of NTDC where the load level will be exceeding 750kv.
Recently Federal Minister for Energy, Hammad Azhar had announced that the government will be making investment worth Rs111 billion for the up gradation of the transmission infrastructure in the country. The transmission capacity of the national grid which was standing at only 20,811 megawatt in 2018 will reach 28,750 megawatts in 2023, while the power transmission capacity of the national grid will increase to 31,500 megawatts by 2024.
According to sources the NTDC would carry out another Mansehra-Islamabad West Sub-station project of equal load level besides a 500kv Lahore-North Sub-station project. The Company is also planning to establish nine 220kv Sub-stations in Mirpurkhas.
It may be noted that the NTDC is separately working on adding nine transformers of 500kV and 220kV on grid stations throughout the network to enhance the capacity of transmission lines by 1500 megawatt in five distribution companies (DISCOs), including Iesco, Lesco, Fesco, Gepco, and Mepco.