ISLAMABAD, February 1: NTDC Headquarter, WAPDA House Lahore, February 1: The National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) has energized phase-I of 500 kV grid station Faisalabad West two months prior to its timeline. The efforts of NTDC for completion of this vital project supported the fulfillment of commitment of Govt of Pakistan to provide the uninterpreted power supply to the consumers of FESCO during upcoming summers.
Managing Director NTDC Engr. Manzoor Ahmad inaugurated the 500 kV grid station Faisalabad West alongwith CEO FESCO and NTDC engineers & senior officials today. While addressing the inauguration ceremony held at grid station, the Managing Director NTDC said that in line with the directions of Federal Minister for Energy Mr. HammadAzhar, Power Division and Board of directors, the NTDC is focusing on upgradation of its transmission network to meet the maximum demand of power during Summers and Holy month of Ramzan.
He said that 500 kV grid station Faisalabad West has been completed with the cost of Rs. 9379 million. Two transformers of 750 MVA and 3 transformers of 250MVA have been installed at the grid station. Allied transmission lines of said grid stations have also been completed and energized. The projects will strengthen the transmission network of both NTDC and FESCO, will help in addressing the issues of overloading, low voltage and forced load shedding in FESCO region. The completion of the project will facilitate and help to tackle the increasing demand of electricity of domestic, industrial, commercial and agri consumers of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO). -PR