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November 24, 2021

Kohala, Pakistan

By Carmen

Kohala is a 1,124MW 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 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2028.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,124 1,124 Permitting Azad Kashmir, Pakistan China International Water & Electric; Kohala Hydro

Description

The project is being developed by China International Water & Electric and Kohala Hydro. China International Water & Electric and Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority are currently owning the project.

Kohala is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 19.9 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 316m and 290m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 2 in number. The penstock diameter will be 6.8m. The project is expected to generate 5,174 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,400m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 units of francis turbines.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to National Transmission & Despatch under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

China Three Gorges and Yangtze Three Gorges Technology and Economy Development are expected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

About China International Water & Electric

China International Water & Electric Corp (CWE), a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, is a state-owned enterprise that provides contracting and investment services. CWE invests in construction of various water and hydropower projects across the countries. It also develops infrastructure projects including sewerage treatment, building construction, port dredging, and municipal infrastructure construction, transformation stations, substations, transmission lines, electrification projects. The company also constructs highways, expressways, bridges and road rehabilitation, and highway upgrading. CWE carries out water supply, irrigation, and other projects. The company operates across Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. CWE is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Methodology

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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