660 kV HVDC Matiari-Lahore Transmission Line CPEC project commemorate ceremony to take place today
A ceremony will take place at the HVDC Converter Station in Balloki today (Monday) to mark the energization of the Matiari-Lahore HVDC transmission line. Khurram Dastgir Khan, the Federal Minister of Energy (Power Division), will be the chief guest.
As part of CPEC’s decade-long celebration, this ceremony will take place. Power is evacuated from coal power plants at Port Qasim, Hub, and Thar via Pakistan’s first HVDC transmission line of 660 kV. An approximate 886-km HVDC transmission line with a capacity of 4,000 MW, two converter stations, and two grounding stations are part of the project. There were 2,212 jobs created in Pakistan as a result of this project, which was worth $1,658.34 million. NTDC has reduced power losses thanks to the state-of-the-art HVDC transmission system.