Yousafwala grid station inaugurated

MD NTDC Engr. Dr. Khawaja Riffat Hassan has inaugurated a 500KV yousaf wala grid station at Sahiwal that works at 500 /220 kV 600 MVA auto transformer at 500 kV grid station. This project has enhanced the capacity of the grid station up to 1800 MVA at 500 kV levels that will improve power supply to MEPCO areas of Sahiwal, Chichawatni, Pakpattan, Arifwala, Kassowal, Vehari, Chishtian, LESCO areas of Okara, Sarfaraz Nagar, Lahore as well as some areas of FESCO. On wider realms, the overloading of the system will be reduced. NTDC is vigorously pursuing the completion of installation work of auto transformers at 220 kV grid station Gakkhar and 500 kV grids Station Rawat that will boost the power system transmission capacity under its constraints management strategy.  In future, NTDC will install 160 MVA Transformer at 220 kV Grid Station Ghakkar grid station Gujranwala to complete installation on emergent basis during the ongoing summers. The 220 kV grid station Gakkhar is located near industrial hub of Gujranwala and adjoining districts. Due to peak rising industrial and commercial activities in the region, increasing demand of power is triggering overloading of presently working auto transformers at the grid station. Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Omar Ayub Khan, Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shahzad Qasim and Secretary Power Division Omer Rasul has lauded NTDC management and team for early energization of power projects.