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 shortly very soon. For 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 consists of 1972 towers. The estimated cost of this very important project is estimated at 1.658 Billion US dollars.
A group of seventy-six 76 Chinese technicians from China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co. Ltd (CET) arrived on 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.
This project was completed in September 2021. To nearly 1.2 million households, it provides nearly transmission capacity of about 12 billion kWh.
After twenty-five years of operations, the ownership of the transmission line will be transferred from the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) through the special purpose company Pak Matiari-Lahore Transmission to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), a power transmission company owned by the Government of Pakistan.Pakistan.