NTDC moves to avert trippings, breakdowns

LAHORE: Following three major power breakdowns this month and substantial additions of generation in the system, the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) decided on Tuesday to carry out a highly technical study to propose further islanding options both in the Northern and Southern transmission systems.

The core objective behind this exercise is to boost the system protection and avoid incidents of tripping, triggering supply failures in north of the country. To this end, a consultant of international repute will be hired.

The decision was made in a meeting of the NTDC’s board of directors presided over by Babar Iqbal at Water and Power Development Authority House on a single-point agenda to ascertain the facts regarding partial power failure as well as the way forward.

Published in Dawn, 23rd May, 2018