Staff Report LHR: The National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) has recently connected wind power plant to the national grid. The generation capacity amass 50MW which is generated by Foundation Wind Energy Limited (FWEL-I).

NTDC spokesman said, “NTDC has built more than 90 km long 132 kV double circuit transmission line network in hard terrain like sea water and hilly areas for dispersion of power from wind power projects of Gharo and Jhimpir wind cluster.” He said that NTDCL has already connected three wind power plants established in Jhimpir i.e 56.2MW Zorlu Wind Power (Turkey), 50MW Fauji Fertilizer Company Energy Limited (FFCEL), 50MW Three Gorges First Wind Power Plant China (TGF) and fourth one (Sapphire) is in its completion stage, whereas Foundation Wind Energy Limited (FWEL-II) 50MW has already been added to the system in December 2014.

He further added that the government is strictly committed to its resolve to end the menace of power shortage and to promote environmental friendly green energy. Investors are being encouraged in terms of timely completion of transmission lines network both in Gharo and Jhimpir windy locations hence wind turbines offer a ray of hope in current dismal situation of power crisis.

Emphasizing upon the projects in pipeline, he said that NTDCL is going to construct 220 kV Grid Station Jhimpir with capacity of 750 MVA Auto Transformer and Two 220 kV double circuit Transmission lines, one from New Jhimpir to Tando Muhammad Khan Road Hyderabad and other one from Jhimpir to Gharo for power dispersal.

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