According to Thermal Power Plants Holding (TPPH)'s public relations and international affairs office, the excutive manager of Getvand-Shazand project, Mohsen Golabkesh explained that 400 kilovolt electricity distribution line of Getvand-Shazad with the length of 433 Kilometres is ready to be exploited and synchronized to the national electricity network. He added, 400 kilovolt electricity line of Getvand-Shazad is the longest electricity distribution line of the country which passes hard to reach areas such as mountain areas and industrial and agricultural zones in Khuzestan, Lorestan and Markazi provinces. This electricity distribution network will increase the stability and energy exchange between south county and centre's national electricity networks.
316 Kilometres of this national strategic corridor is fabricated on single circuit and 6 Kilometres on dual circuit forms. 825 single circuit bridges, 23 dual circuit bridges and two electricity distribution including 400 kilovolt post of Getvand Olya dam is situated in the beginning and 400/230 kilovolt post of Mehr Shazand is situated in the end of the corridor.
Golabkesh emphasized that the aim of this project is as mentioned to connect south and centre's electricity networks in stabilized the whole national electricity distribution network. This is a strategic corridor with the cost of 1,100,000,000,000 Iranian Rials. He added that all stages of construction, instalment of the bridges and wiring were done and provided by the efforts of domestic companies.
On October, the 23th 400 kilovolt electricity distribution line of Getvand-Shazad was synchronized to the Iran's national electricity network during the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran's visit to Markazi Province.
According to Thermal Power Plants Holding (TPPH)'s public relations and international affairs office, in this event which was held in the form of a video conference, His Excellency the Minister of Energy was also present to inaugurate synchronization of 400 kilovolt electricity line of Getvand-Shazad.
The Minister of Energy mentioned in this event that this electricity line was produced with the efforts of domestic specialists and said, "The aim of this project is to exchange energy and connecting south country's electricity network with the centre country's electricity network in order to nationally connect, synchronizes and stabilize the national network.
Mohsen Tarztalab, the CEO of Thermal Power Plants Holding (TPPH) emphasized in this event that the power plant capacity of Markazi Province will be increased to 3300 Megawatts and added that he hopes that by the end of current Persian fiscal year (March 2017), by exploiting Saveh power plant the whole capacity of Markazi Province would reach to the goal of 3300 Megawatts. This needs absorbing foreign investment."
TPPH's CEO also added that old power plants should be reconstructed or modernized which needs 1000 $ per each Kilowatt potent. Whilst, although the cost in so high, ignoring reconstruction and modernization can increase social and environmental costs. Thus, TPPH guarantees to prioritize this project of modernization and reconstruction.
As the end of this event, the Minister of Energy thanked the responsible of electricity distribution network of Getvand-Shazand, Mohsen Tarztalab, Mehran Golabkes and Mostafa Mohebali with a memorial prize.