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November 26, 2021

Azad Pattan, Pakistan

By Carmen

Azad Pattan is a 715.6MW hydro power project. It is planned on Jhelum river/basin in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 715.6 715.6 Permitting Azad Kashmir, Pakistan Azad Pattan Power


The project is being developed by Azad Pattan Power. China Gezhouba Group and Laraib Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 80% and 20% respectively.

Azad Pattan is a run-of-river with pondage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 14.3 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 64.24m and 61.7m respectively. The project is expected to generate 3,265 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,540m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 178.9MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 4 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 188 MVA.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Central Power Purchasing Agency under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

Contractors Involved

China Gezhouba Group and China Gezhouba Group International Engineering are expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Power Universal Investment is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the hydro power project for a period of 30 years.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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