660 kV HVDC Matiari – Lahore Tarnsmission Line
Staff Reporter Lahore
The 660 kV HVDC Matiari Lahore Transmission Project is CPEC Project which has been envisioned to evacuate power from power plants in South of the country. It has a designed capacity of 4000 MW and is being built on Boot basis.
The Project will be owned and operated by Pak MLTC for 25 years and after that it will be transferred to NTDC.
HVDC is a new technology in Pakistan and is widely being used around the world in long distance transmission.
The Project agreements were signed between NTDC and M/s. Pak MLTC in Prime Minister House Islamabad on 14th May, 2018, and construction of the Project was started in December 2018.
Currently, the construction of the Project is almost complete and the Project is at advanced stages of testing and commissioning, and more than 95% testing and commissioning stands completed.
During the latter part of the testing and commissioning, while the Project was energized on low power testing on 02.12.2020, severe frequency oscillations were experienced throughout the network and to avoid the network outages.