According to the bank website, the project will support the National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) in meeting the electricity demand of 1,150 MW efficiently and reliably at loan centers in Punjab Province by deploying high-level technologies and climate-change-resilient transmission systems. Tranche 3 will support installation of 500 kV substation in Lahore North, 500 kV switching station near Maira, 220 kV substation near Jauharabad, and 194 km of associated new transmission lines in Punjab and reconductoring of 44 km of transmission lines with high-temperature, low-sag (HTLS) conductors near Lahore. Tranche 3 will support the first large-scale grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot project in Pakistan, which will provide subsecond frequency regulation. This pilot project will use wind power to help the NTDC comply with frequency requirements in the existing Grid Code, and will supplement the functions of the supervisory-control and data-acquisition system being upgraded under Tranche 2. The BESS pilot project will recommend on the (i) revision of the Grid Code for better frequency compliance; and (ii) development of a commercial ancillary services market. Tranche 3 will promote the deployment of HTLS conductors, which can operate at higher ambient temperatures within the required vertical clearance. Tranche 3 will also support the replacement of porcelain insulators with a fog-resistant type, such as glass or composite insulators, which are expected to perform better in heavily polluted areas.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Lei
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
WAPDA House, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan
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