WAPDA

WAPDA hydroelectric power surges to 9389 MW from 6902 MW in 2018

HEADLINE PAKISTAN

ISLAMABAD – Water and Power Development Authority has steadfastly moved ahead during the year 2018 to regain its past glory.

In a statement, a spokesman for the authority said with commissioning of the 108 MW-Golen Gol, 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension and 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum hydropower projects, the installed generation capacity of WAPDA hydroelectric power surged to 9389 MW from 6902 MW.

The Spokesman said construction of Mohmand Dam is scheduled to commence next month and it will be the first mega Dam to be undertaken in the last five decades.

He said construction work on Diamer Basha Dam Project is also likely to start in mid next year.

He said both Mohmand and Diamer Basha dams have cumulative storage capacity of 9.3 Million Acre-Feet and will generate a total 5300 MW of low-cost hydel electricity.