Kohala is a 1,124MW hydro power project. It is planned on Jhelum river/basin in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2025. Buy the profile here.
The project is being developed by China International Water & Electric, Kohala Hydro and Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority. 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 4,800 GWh of electricity.
The hydro power project consists of 4 units of francis turbines.
Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2025.
Power purchase agreement
The power generated from the project will be sold to National Transmission & Despatch under a power purchase agreement.
China Three Gorges and Yangtze Three Gorges Technology and Economy Development are expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.
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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. The company invests in construction of various water and hydropower projects across the countries. It also constructs highways, expressways, bridges and road rehabilitation, and highway upgrading. Key projects of the company include Aibd Mbour-Thies Expressway, Roseires Dam Heightening Project, Merowe Dam, Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project, Kinkon Hydropower Station, Kaleta Hydroelectric Project in Africa, Nam Ngiep 2 Hydropower Project, San Gaban III Hydropower Station, and Canar and Naranjal Flood Control Project. 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.
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.