LAHORE: The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has started construction of 113km 500kV double-circuit quad bundle transmission line from Nokkhar grid station Gujranwala to Lahore North Grid Station, which will subsequently be connected to the HVDC Converter Station.
Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, held near Gujranwala, managing director Manzoor Ahmad said that the project will facilitate the dispersal of power from 660kV bipolar convertor station Lahore by connecting two 500kV circuits of HVAC transmission lines with the national grid.
The project will also help in dispersal of 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydro Power Project with the national grid. He said that the transmission line project will be completed with the cost of Rs8,305 million. The project will help in improvement of voltage profile and power supply system of Lesco and Gepco areas. It will help in reducing the forced loadshedding in the areas of Ravi, Kala Shah Kaku, Ghazi Road, Bund Road, Muridky, Kamoki, Sheikhupura and Gujranwala.
Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2021