NEPRA to take action against K-Electric for prolonged outages
“The post of managing director was highly centralised previously, which didn’t make sense to me. Recently, with the support of board of directors, we have restructured the entire organisation and created posts of deputy managing directors,” NTDC Managing Director Dr Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry.
The government has given a huge task to the NTDC, requiring it to connect 9,000 to 10,000 megawatts of electric power to the national grid by 2018 as the country is struggling to steer out of the power crisis.
In a bid to connect new power plants to the national grid and upgrade as well as expand the existing transmission infrastructure till 2021, the NTDC will have to complete around 58 projects worth Rs736 billion.
It has to lay 500-kilovolt transmission lines over 4,000 km and 220kv lines over 2,000 km by the year 2021.
Published in The Express Tribune, 25th June, 2017.