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Pakistan: Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program–Tranche 2

Evaluation Document | 23 November 2018

The second of four tranches under the multitranche financing facility transmission program was approved on 17 December 2007. It comprised the installation of 500-kilovolt (kV) and 220-kV transformers with an aggregate capacity of 5,300 megavolt ampere (MVA) at seven locations across Pakistan (of which six were new substations), spare two single-phase 500-kV transformer limbs of 400 MVA total capacity, five transmission lines totaling 242 kilometers (km), and one static volt-ampere reactive (VAR) compensator at Quetta.

The subprojects of the second tranche, like those implemented under the first tranche, continued to address bottlenecks in the 500-kV and 220-kV power transmission systems. It included the augmentation of transformer capacities of existing substations, the establishment of new substations, and putting up transmission lines. 

This report validates the completion report's assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.