A Chinese Power Company Power-China has commenced construction work on the Mansehra substation which will undertake power transmission between Dasu Hydropower Station and the Islamabad Power Grid.
The use of 765/220kV voltage for the first time represents the highest capacity substation in Pakistan.
With its completion, by transmitting clean energy, its substation will help alleviate local power shortages and promote economic development in Pakistan.
In January this year, PowerChina Electric Power Construction Corporation and the National Transmission and Despatch Company had inked the contract.
The project will build a 157-km-long 765kV double-circuit AC transmission line between the Dasu Hydropower Station and the Mansehra Substation.
Upon its completion, the Dasu Hydro Power Project will have a total installed capacity of 4320 MW with 12 generating units.