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November 5, 2021

Thakot, Pakistan

By Carmen

Thakot is a 4,866MW hydro power project. It is planned on Indus river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 4,866 4,866 Permitting 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.

Thakot is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project will be 159m. The project is expected to generate 22,405 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $6,325.411m.

The hydro power project consists of 10 units of francis turbines.

Development Status

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Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2026.

About Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), is a government-owned public authority 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; irrigation, flood management; 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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