First HVDC transmission line project to commence in Pakistan

The 878 kilometres long HVDC transmission line from Matiari to Lahore is the first of its kind in Pakistan.

This HVDC transmission line project is being developed under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement with the main investor being China Electric Power Equipment & Technology (CET). This transmission line will have 4,000 MW capacity at 660 kV voltage. The project is designed to have bi-pole HVDC technology, three repeater stations, two grounding electrode stations and two converter stations, one at the each end of the line – Matiari (Interior Sindh) and Lahore.

The project is said to bring forward new investments in transmission lines, but also new energy projects, mostly ones concerning renewable energy sources.

Source: Business recorder