Engro’s 660MW plant connected to national grid

LAHORE: The National Trans­mission and Despatch Company (NTDC) on Wednesday connected Engro’s 660MW coal-fired power plant (Thar) with national grid after it completed a mega project of laying 500kV double circuit quad bundle transmission line originating from Jamshoro.

“We have laid a 282km long transmission line within two and half years,” NTDC’s Managing Director Zafar Iqbal told Dawn. “The line, after starting from Jamshoro, passes through Matiari (near Hyderabad) and finally in the Tharparkar district, enabling us to connect this plant. At present, it is fully energised,” he added.

According to an NTDC spokesman, the transmission line was tested and energised successfully while connecting it with the plant.

Published in Dawn, 2nd August, 2018