Chakothi-Hattian Hydropower Project is a 500MW 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. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 500 500 Permitting Azad Kashmir, Pakistan Dl ; Private Power and Infrastructure Board


The project is being developed by DL and Private Power and Infrastructure Board. The project is currently owned by Private Power and Infrastructure Board.

Chakothi-Hattian Hydropower Project is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project will be 155m. The project is expected to generate 2,440 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,177m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to National Transmission & Despatch under a power purchase agreement for a period of 30 years.

About DL

DL Co Ltd (DL E&C ), formerly Daelim Industrial Co Ltd is a provider of engineering and construction services. It offers various services such as project management, feasibility studies, engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance, commissioning and start-up, and project financing. DL E&C executes various building projects including office, cultural, education facilities, medical and sports facilities. It also carries out redevelopment, reconstruction and remodeling works. The company offers services to the petroleum refining, chemical and petrochemical, power and energy plants, building and housing, and civil work sectors. It also produces and supplies polyethylene, polybutene products, and biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films. The company has an operational presence in South Korea, the UAE, Kuwait, the Philippines, the US, Hungary, Vietnam, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China, and Singapore. DL E&C is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About Private Power and Infrastructure Board

Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) promote private sector participation in the power sector of Pakistan. It facilitates investors in establishing private power projects and related infrastructure, executes Implementation Agreement (IA ) with project sponsors and issues sovereign guarantees on behalf of Government of Pakistan. PPIB implements the power policies for the establishment of power projects through private sector investment. It coordinates with the Provincial Governments, Local Governments, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and regulatory bodies in implementation of the power policies. The Board is also involved in the preparation of all necessary and appropriate documents; execute the documents with private power companies, their sponsors and lenders. PPIB is headquartered in Islamabad, Pakistan.


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