October 22, 2018 (MLN): K-Electric’s Transmission Enhancement Project is currently underway in areas of North Karachi and Surjani Town, where two 220 kV towers have been erected for expansion of transmission network in the area. The two pylons will connect the transmission lines to the new 220 KV grid station being developed in Surjani.
The project aims to enhance reliability of electricity to the area and ensure a smoother and more reliable power network, and is expected to commence operations by end of December 2018.
The project will add 1,000 MVa in K-Electric’s transmission network. The scope of this project includes addition 7 new grid stations along with new power transformers and circuits as well upgradation of existing transmission infrastructure.
One of the spokesperson of K-Electric said that “TP-1000 is part of the utility’s commitment and vision to serve its customers by investing in infrastructure. Through continuous upgradation and construction of new network, the power supply would improve further for our valuable customers.”
An efficiency expansion plan for existing grids and power transformers would also reduce transmission losses for areas ensuring a more stable electricity supply.
8 grid stations have already been enhanced by commissioning of new 40 MVA power transformers and 10 new overhead and underground transmission lines of about 130 km would also be laid out whilst rehabilitating the existing transmission circuits. Rehabilitation of Three existing lines has also been completed.