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November 30, 2021

Middle Palas Valley, Pakistan

By Carmen

Middle Palas Valley is a 398MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indus river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2025 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 398 398 Announced Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority.

Middle Palas Valley is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project will be 685m and 649m respectively. The project is expected to generate 1,748 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $521m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 units of pelton turbines.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2025. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2028.

About Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), is a government-owned public authority responsible for maintaining power and water in Pakistan. It is responsible for the development of hydel power and water sector projects in Pakistan. The authority plans and executes projects and schemes for the generation, transmission and distribution of power; water supply and drainage; flood management; irrigation, inland navigation; and prevention of water logging and reclamation of waterlogged and saline lands. WAPDA is headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan.

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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