LAHORE:National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has energised the first phase of 500kV Double Circuit Quad Bundle Transmission Line from Port Qasim Power Plant to Interconnect with existing 500kV Single Circuit-1 Hub-Jamshoro Transmission Line.
According to a spokesman for the NTDC, the main objective of the project is SUPPLY of power from 1320MW power from Bin Qasim Power plant. Total cost of the phase-I is approximately Rs 3,000 million.
The NTDC spokesman said that the work on the 500kV Double Circuit Transmission Line Port Qasim consists of two phases, phase-I comprising of 55km long 500kV Double Circuit Quad Bundle Transmission Line from port Qasim power house to 500kV Circuit-1 Hub-Jamshoro has been completed.
Installation of 1,320 MW Coal Power Plant at Bin Qasim has been planned by the government to improve overall power supply in the system.
He said that completion of the transmission line has improved reliability of the NTDC system and the addition of 1,320-MW Power in National Grid will help bridge the demand-supply gap.
About recent developments at NTDC projects, the spokesman said that the NTDC has also successfully energised Bus Bar-1 of newly constructed 500kV Grid Station New Lahore (South) through In/Out circuit of500kV Balloke-Sheikupura transmission line. Furthermore, to provide relief to the consumers of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, the NTDC has also replaced and energized a 250-MVA Auto transformer T.5 on “No Load” at 220/500kV grid station Rawat, Islamabad. It has resulted in enhancement of transformation capacity from 160-MVA to 250-MVA to overcome the overloading problem of 500-kV Grid Station Rawat.
The Ministry of Energy has also appreciated the pace of work and timely Completion of Transmission Lines, Grid stations and Augmentation work carried out by NTDC which will ultimately help the govt’s effort to minimize the load shedding in the country.