BEIJING, June 29(Xinhua) -- Constructed by State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the Matiari-Lahore ±660 kV high voltage direct current(HDVC) transmission project in Pakistan started operation since June 25.
Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2020 shows facilities of the Matiari-Lahore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province. (SGCC/Handout via Xinhua)
The HDVC project is a key project development by China and Pakistan under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
It consists of two 660 kv HDVC converter stations, 886 kilometers of HDVC transmission lines and related supporting facilities.
The project will form a large power transmission network with the highest voltage level, the largest transmission capacity and the longest transmission distance in Pakistan.
The operation of this project is expected to effectively relieve the power supply pressure in Pakistan and feed people's electricity demand.
(Edited by Bao Nuomin with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)