Dera Ghazi Khan Substation – Upgrade – 500/220 kV – Phase I is a 500/220kV substation located in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. The construction works on Dera Ghazi Khan Substation – Upgrade – 500/220 kV – Phase I began in 2016. The project was commissioned in 2017.


The Dera Ghazi Khan Substation – Upgrade – 500/220 kV – Phase I project is an upgrade substation being operated by National Transmission & Despatch .

The designed voltage level of the project is 500/220kV, while the operating voltage level is 500/220kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 500kV and the step-out voltage is 220kV. The substation capacity is 750MVA.

Dera Ghazi Khan Substation – Upgrade – 500/220 kV – Phase I has received approval from Water and Power Development Authority,Pakistan to undertake the works on the project.

About National Transmission & Despatch

National Transmission & Despatch Co Ltd (NTDC) operates as an electric utility that generates, transmits, dispatch and distributes electricity. The company operates and maintains a network of grid stations and transmission lines. Its services offerings include planning and design, operations and maintenance, monitoring and testing, pre-commissioning test, technical analysis, technical auditing, thermovision survey and technical training services. NTDC also provides online bill payment, rebates and incentives, electrical safety, energy conservation, outage reporting, load management, energy assistance and meter reading services.


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