Pakistan’s NTDC installs transformers at various grid stations

Pakistan’s National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has installed additional transformers at various grid stations across the country, adding around 1,750 MVA of transformer capacity to its grid network. NTDC has installed a 750 MVA transformer at the 500 kV Rawat grid station, and four transformers of 250 MVA capacity each at the 220 kV grid stations at Toba Tek Singh, Ludewala, Samundari Road and Vehari. Meanwhile, the installation of a 600 MVA transformer at the 500 kV Gatti grid station is expected to be completed soon. The Gatti grid station in Faisalabad is one of the major stations of the country’s transmission network that was facing overloading problems. NTDC has also inaugurated the 220 kV Chakdara grid station in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The grid station aims to stabilise power supply with an improved voltage profile and reduced load shedding. It is part of the Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Programme Tranche IV, funded by the Asian Development Bank and co-financed by the Agence Française de Développement.