Work on the 660kV High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Matiari-Lahore transmission line project is being completed on an extremely fast pace. Overall 86 percent work has already been completed.
The Conductor stringing of the transmission line has already been initiated. Deputy Managing Director National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) Wajahat Saeed Rana at Hasilpur, Punjab inaugurated the stringing of conductors at the Matiari-Lahore transmission line.
The mega transmission line project will evacuate 4000 megawatts of power from coal based power plants in Thar region and thermal power plants including Nuclear power plants of Sindh to the Northern load centres of the country. This transmission facility will primarily be utilized to transmit power generated from indigenous Thar coal based power generation projects with an aim to enhance the share of indigenous fuel based generation and saving significant amount of foreign exchange.
As per the agreed milestones, the Project is expected to formally start its commercial operation on 1st March 2021.
CE HVDC Project Kamaran Siddiqui, CE EHV-I NTDC Altaf Hussain Baloch, Manager (Tech) HVDC Iqbal Haider, CEO PMLTC Dong gue Xing, Col Imran Khan Security Division CPEC Projects and officers from NTDC and Chinese company were present during the inauguration ceremony of conductor stringing activity of HVDC transmission line.