Baghdara is a 239.1MW hydro power project. It is planned on Panjshir river/basin in Parwan, Afghanistan. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 239.1 239.1 Announced Parwan, Afghanistan


The project is currently owned by Ministry of Energy and Water, Afghanistan.

Baghdara is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 400 million cubic meter. The project is expected to generate 874.6 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $585.9m.

Baghdara (Baghdara Auxiliary Powerhouse) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 12.6MW nameplate capacity.

Baghdara (Baghdara Main Powerhouse) consists of 4 units of francis turbines.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.


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