ISLAMABAD (APP): National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd (NTDC) has connected 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant with national grid through a 500 kV transmission line under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.
According to a press release, construction work of the 5 km long transmission line was completed in November 2016 ahead of its deadline.
First unit of Sahiwal Coal Fired Power Plant is expected to start 660 MW power generation in May 2017 whereas power plant will be fully operational with 1320 MW in June 2017.
The power will be evacuated through 500 kV grid station Yousafwala and 500 kV Grid Station Lahore.
The spokesman said that 500 kV transmission line Yousafwala-Lahore was closed for a week (Jan 20 to 27) to connect the newly-built 1320MW Sahiwal Coal Power plant with the national grid and load management was carried out in LESCO , GEPCO and FESCO areas.
However, the consumer were provided power through alternative sources. The addition of 1320 MW before summers will be a great relief for the people.