Lahore:(Parliament Times) The State-run National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) Thursday announced its plan to adopt modern technology for monitoring, supervision and security of 500 and 220 kV transmission lines towers in southern region in collaboration with Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) Jamshoro Hyderabad, Sindh, it was officially said.
A spokesman of the NTDC said in a statement on Thursday that the Telecom department of MUET has developed a Remote Monitoring and Intrusion Detection System based on hardware and software alongwith CCTV camera. The system will facilitate to prevent theft of towers and transmission line material. The GSM technology based CCTV camera will be installed on transmission line towers which will generate alarm to control room immediately in case of any intrusion around the tower. The surveillance system will be energized through solar power system, he said.
The spokesman further said that a demonstration was performed by MUET team on tower location No 428 of 500 kV Dadu-Jamshoro transmission line and the surveillance system responded successfully.
“Research and Development (R&D) department of MUET and NTDC will further improve the monitoring system keeping in view the transmission network of NTDC. The same arrangement can also be used for pollution studies and tower stability with minor modifications”, he added.
Managing Director NTDC, DMD Asset Development & Management, GM Asset Management South, CSO/GM HR, NTDC officers and officials of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro witnessed the successful demonstration.
MD NTDC appreciated Security staff for their continuous efforts and support for apprehension of culprits involved in theft of towers and transmission line material.