LAHORE - Minister of State for Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday inaugurated 220 kV grid station at Gujrat.

On the occasion, the minister said that the government is committed to eliminate loadshedding from the country. Power projects of over 10,000MW capacity are being completed on fast track. 220 kV grid station Gujrat along with transmission line has been constructed with the cost of Rs1,966 million by National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC). He appreciated the NTDC management, engineers and staff for timely completion of the project and said that the grid station will end forced loadshedding, improve voltage level and minimise trippings which was being faced due to overloading of the system. Resultantly, power supply for the people of Gujrat particularly as well as for Gepco areas will be improved.

While giving the details of NTDC projects, the NTDC managing director said that 3x250MVA transformers have been installed at 220 kV grid station Gujrat which will supply power to six 132 kV grid stations of Gepco for subsequent distribution to feeders. NTDC has also provided transmission interconnection facilities to many power generation projects with their total installed capacity of 6,164MW during last one year.


These projects include RLNG Bhikki Power Plant 1,200MW, RLNG Balloki Power Plant 1,200MW, RLNG Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant 1,200MW, Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant 1,320MW, Patrind Hydro Power Plant 147MW, Chashma Nuclear Power Plants C3 and C4 680MW, Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park 400MW (For the remaining 600MW, a 220 kV transmission line and associated substation is already completed) and Renolia Hydro Power Plant 17MW.

He further said that 500 kV transmission line for evacuation from 1,320MW Port Qasim Power Plant will be completed shortly. The erection work of towers of said transmission line has been completed by NTDC engineers and staff in minimum possible time.