‘NTDC short of funds to upgrade for smooth power supply’

LAHORE: The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has reportedly spent Rs90 billion, yet needs more funds to upgrade its system for smooth transmission of electricity to the distribution network.

Similarly, the distribution system needs further upgrading for supplying electricity to consumers despite spending billions of rupees.

The NTDC, which started its commercial operation in December 1998, is liable to operate and maintain all 500 kilovolts and 220kV grid stations and transmission lines in the country. Similarly, power distribution companies (Discos) are entrusted with the job to operate and maintain the 132kV, 66kV, 33kV and 11kV distribution network.

Published in Dawn, 22nd June, 2018