Nepra alarm over delay in laying transmission lines

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has expressed concerns over long delays in laying transmission lines that have caused enormous financial losses, and have led to grid system instability and capacity problems in absorbing additional loads.

“There are 14,500 kV grid stations with 33 transformers at the 500/220 kV level. Out of these, 13 transformers are loaded above 80 per cent of their rated capacity,” said Nepra in its latest State of the Industry Report 2016-17 adding “out of the total 143 220/132 kV transformers, 79 are overloaded — representing about 55pc overloading in the system”.

Published in Dawn, 11th July, 2018