Lower Spat Gah is a 470MW hydro power project. It is planned on Spat Gah 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 permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by DL Energy and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. Korea Midland Power, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority, DL Energy, LOTTE Engineering & Construction and POSCO Engineering & Construction are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 34%, 26%, 14%, 6% and 2% respectively.

Lower Spat Gah is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project will be 745m. The project is expected to generate 2,084 GWh of electricity.

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

Development status

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

Contractors involved

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the hydro power project for a period of 30 years.

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About DL Energy

Daelim Energy Co Ltd (Daelim Energy), a subsidiary of DL E&C Co Ltd, is a power-generating company that develops, invests and operates power projects. The company generates energy through gas, coal, wind, solar and biomass sources. The company’s business portfolio includes the following plants Pocheon CCPP, Millmerran CFPP, Summit Power, Metro and Gul Ahmed Wind Farm, Hawa Wind Farm, Poseung Biomass Cogeneration, Tafila Wind Farm, PMGD Solar PV Projects, Niles CCPP, EPVTL HFO Power, Cochrane CFPP, Highway Solar PV, among others. It operates in Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Jordan, Chile, the US, the UAE. Daelim Energy is headquartered at Pocheon, South Korea.

About Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corp, is a nuclear power company. It generates power from nuclear, hydroelectric, and pumped storage power plants. The company supplies power to residential, educational, commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors. KHNP utilizes new and renewable energy sources such as solar light, fuel cell, wind power and solar heat to generate electric power. The company offers construction, maintenance and modernization services to nuclear and hydroelectric power projects in Nepal, Tadjikistan, China and others. KHNP is headquartered in Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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