LAHORE  - Engineers and staff of NTDCL have completed the rehabilitation work of 220Kv KAPCO-Multan transmission line and started 820MW power dispersal from Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO) to 500 Kv grid Station Multan.

The energisation of said transmission line will help to reduce forced load shedding and improve voltage profile in the areas of Multan and Faisalabad, said the spokesman of National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited on Friday.

In Sep 2014, due to abnormal flood diversion in river course of Chenab,  the tower no 130 of 220 Kv Transmission line KAPCO-Multan CCT-5&6 was totally collapsed and sunk into river Chenab whereas six X-Arms of Tower No 126, 127 and 128 were damaged and tower 131 was completely bent into the river. Resultantly, dispersal of power supply from KAPCO to 500 KV Grid Station Multan was discontinued causing NTDCL constraint for evacuation of 820MW electricity generated by Kot-Addu Power Station, which was met through remaining four circuits.  Hence, the restoration of power dispersal through 220Kv transmission line KAPCO-Multan CCT No. 5&6 was urgently required to ensure both the evacuation of power as well as provision of reliable contingency to the system.  On the direction of MD NTDCL chief engineer GSO Multan took effective measures to complete rehabilitation work on war footing. About 40 meter deep foundation was constructed and tower No 130 was re-erected. Whereas other damaged towers were also repaired.  The spokesman said that, due to timely Energisation of the said transmission line, dispersal of electrical power of 820 MW from KAPCO Power House to 500 Kv Grid Station Multan (National Grid Station) will help in reduction of forced load shedding and improve voltage profile being faced by the FESCO consumers in the area of Narrwala, Gojra, Summandri, Thekriwala, and MEPCO consumers of Jahanian, Garrah Morr, Vehari, Burewala, Luddan, Kabirwala, Khanewal, Lodhraan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzzafargarh.