Constraints on transmission system overcome

A new 750-megavolt ampere (MVA) transformer was activated on Friday, according to a press release


APP April 06, 2019
A new 750-megavolt ampere (MVA) transformer was activated on Friday, according to a press release. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) said it has overcome major constraints on the power transmission system for a smooth electricity supply to distribution companies and "augmentation work on the 500-kilovolt grid station at Rawat has been completed".

A new 750-megavolt ampere (MVA) transformer was activated on Friday, according to a press release. The addition of the transformer would result in smooth power supply during summers and the month of Ramazan in the affected areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, it added.

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An NTDC spokesman said IESCO faced problems due to overloading at the Rawat grid station. "With addition of the new transformer, Islamabad and Chakwal areas will not face system overloading and forced shutdowns anymore," he said. As a result, "uninterrupted power supply with better voltage level will be provided to various areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad".

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2019.

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