Dasu is a 4,320MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indus river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2017 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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Description

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

Dasu is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 1,410 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 184m and 179.51m 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 3 in number. The penstock length will be 107m. The penstock diameter will be 5.5m.

Dasu (Dasu Phase 2) consists of 6 units of francis turbines with 360MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2017. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

Contractors involved

Dasu (Dasu Phase 1) will be equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 6 turbines with 360MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to supply 6 electric generators for the Dasu (Dasu Phase 1).

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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.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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