ISLAMABAD: Government Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar stated that this plan will improve the electricity transmission capacity from the national grid while announcing a massive investment of Rs111 billion in the power grid system.
Hammad Azhar stated in a statement that Pakistan’s present transmission infrastructure is incapable of carrying more than 23,000 MW.
“A major investment of Rs 111 billion will be undertaken in the electricity transmission infrastructure to transfer over 32,000 MW,” he added.
“The investment will be made through National Transmission and Dispatch Company NTDC in the next 3 years”, said the Energy Minister. After the investment, the transmission capacity of electricity from the national grid will be increased, he said.
The transmission capacity of the national grid will reach 28,750 MW in 2023, while the power transmission capacity of the national grid will increase to 31,500 MW by 2024, explained the minister. It is worth mentioning that in 2018, the power transmission capacity was 20,811mw.