National Transmission & Despatch Company

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National Transmission & Despatch Company
HeadquartersLahore, Punjab, Pakistan

National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) is a power transmission company sponsored and managed by the Ministry of Energy of Pakistan.[1][2]


National Transmission & Despatch Company was separated from Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in 1998 and owns all 220 KV and 500KV grid stations and transmission lines in Pakistan.[3] Its present headquarters are located at WAPDA House, Lahore, Pakistan.[3]

The company operates fourteen 500 KV and forty-three 220 KV grid stations, 5893 km of 500 KV transmission lines, and 10963 km of 220 KV transmission lines in Pakistan.[3]

In 1985, National Power Control Center (NPCC) was established in 1985 in Islamabad to control 500kV and 220kV transmission system throughout the country which includes eight Regional Control Centers (RCC).[4]


  1. ^ "NTDC wins $4.5mln compensation claims against Iranian firm - The News". 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ "National Transmission And Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) Pakistan".
  3. ^ a b c "National Transmission And Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) Pakistan".
  4. ^ "Load Dispatch System Upgrade Project | Pakistan | Countries & Regions | JICA".