Working on a lightning pace the National Transmission & Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC) has completed 04 more 500 KV transmission line circuits for evacuation of electricity from power plants located in southern parts of the country bringing the tally to 8 out of a total of 10 circuits.
A virtual energization ceremony was held at WAPDA house to celebrate this achievement. Managing Director NTDC Engr Dr Khawaja Riffat Hassan, Deputy Managing Directors, General Managers, Chief Engineers and other officers participated in the ceremony. The transmission line circuits have been connected with HVDC Converter Station at Matiari.
These transmission lines shall result in connection of four more 500 KV circuits, in addition to the already commissioned four 500 KV circuits, which will further strengthen the 500 kV NTDC network at Matiari Converter Station. This will also help and facilitate for high power testing on ±660 kV HVDC Matiari to Lahore transmission line which is scheduled to be started from 1st May 2021.
NTDC has planned 10 circuits/transmission lines, out of which, eight 500 kV HVAC transmission line circuits have been completed and energized with only two remaining. This transmission facility will be utilized to transmit power generated from indigenous Thar coal-based power generation projects.