Matiari to Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Project

Project Matiari to Lahore ±660kV HVDC Transmission Line Project
Technology ±660 KW Bipole HCDC with Converter/ Grounding Electrode Stations
Project Description


  • Evacuation of Power from Coal based Plants located at Thar, Port Qasim and Hub.
  • 4000 MW ±660 kV HVDC Line Matiari-Lahore, 878km. 
  • Two (2) 40 km Electrode Lines and associated stations. 
  • Associated 500kV HVAC T/Lines at both Converter Stations. 


Project Details 2000 MW with 10% overloaded capability for 2 hours
Location Matiari to Lahore
Province Sindh and Punjab
Estimated Cost (US $ Million) 1658.34
Executing Company / Sponsors China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co.Ltd.(CET) / State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)
Financing Independent Transmission Company (ITC)
Coordinating Ministry Ministry of Energy (Power Division)
Supervising Agency National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC)
Project Progress Update
  • Feasibility study completed
  • Tariff determined by NEPRA
  • TSA/IA initialed in December 2016
  • Land acquisition for converter stations at Lahore and Matiari completed
  • Agreement signed between PPIB and State Grid of China on May 2018
  • Financial Closed (FC) achieved on 27th February 2019
  • Expected COD in September 2021