NTDC energizes first 500kV HVAC transmission line

Business Recorder/15-05-2020

LAHORE: The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) have connected high voltage direct current (HVDC) system with high voltage alternating current (HVAC) system first time in Pakistan. About three kilometers long 500kV AC transmission line i.e. 500kV double circuit transmission line on quad-bundled drake conductor, for looping in/out of the second circuit of 500kV Lahore New (South) grid station to Sheikhupura transmission line at Balloki Lahore HVDC Converter Station has been completed and energized. The purpose of HVAC transmission lines is for reliable dispersal of power coming from South to mid-country (load centres) via HVDC bipoles. Managing Director NTDC Engr Dr Khawaja Riffat Hassan appreciated the efforts of NTDC team for timely completion of the project despite prevailing Pandemic Covid-19 and lockdown situation in the country.