Tuesday March 21, 2023

Power transmission augmentation completes

By Our Correspondent
January 03, 2023

LAHORE:Under the plan to enhance the transmission capacity of the system, the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) has successfully augmented/replaced the second 160MVA auto transformer with 250MVA auto transformer at 220kV Vehari Grid Station.

The transformer was energised successfully, according to the NTDC spokesman. He said on Monday that with the energisation of aforementioned transformer, the planned augmentation works both at 500kV Grid Station, Multan and 220kV grid Station have been completed. Under the plan, three 160 MVA auto transformers were replaced /augmented with 250MVA auto transformers and two transformers of the same capacity were replaced/augmented with 250MVA auto transformers at 220kV grid station, Vehari.

The NTDC spokesman said that a comprehensive plan for phase-wise removal of system constraints is in the implementation phase to overcome overloading of the system before summer. This augmentation of the transformers will improve the loading capacity of the grid station and provide relief to Mepco consumers. NTDC MD Engr Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan appreciated the project team concerned and other allied departments on the completion of this project.