LAHORE: The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has begun work on a 113-kilometer 500-kV double-circuit quad bundle transmission line connecting Gujranwala’s Nokkhar grid station to Lahore’s North grid station, which will thereafter be linked to the HVDC Converter Station.
The project would assist the distribution of power from the 660kV bipolar convertor station Lahore by linking two 500kV circuits of HVAC transmission lines with the national grid, according to managing director Manzoor Ahmad, who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony near Gujranwala.
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.