Matiari To Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Coal Based Project Under CPEC Project Near To Completion.
A new era in the field of electric power is near to start in the near future very soon. The first time in Pakistan ±660 kV HVDC line is being introduced. The existing electric power system is working on a 500 kW voltage level.
This HVDC transmission line will function between Mitari (Starting Point), Sindh and Lahore (Load Centre), Punjab. It will have a length of 878 Km. The HVDC Transmission Line is consists of 1972 towers. The estimated cost of this very important project is estimated at 1.658 Billion US Doller.
Group of seventy-six 76 Chinese technicians from China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd (CET) arrived Saturday, 08 August 2020 in Islamabad, It was the company’s second chartered flight for the ongoing Matiari-Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Project.
The HVDC Project will evacuate Power from the upcoming Coal Based Thermal Power Plants located at Port Qasim, Hub, and Thar. NTDC carried out a study through an international Consultant, who proposed HVDC technology for the transfer of bulk power being cost-effective and low line losses. Moreover, the requirement of the Right of Way is less than HVAC lines.
The transmission line power carrying capacity will be 4000 MW.