Warsak is a 242.96MW hydro power project. It is located on Kabul river/basin in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1951 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1960.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||242.96||242.96||–||Active||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan||Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority|
The project is developed and owned by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority.
Warsak is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 31.207 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 144m. 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, are 6 in number. The penstock diameter is 5.486m. Warsak underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1996-2006.Warsak (Warsak Phase I) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1996-2006. The project generated 36,261 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,052.94m.
The project construction commenced in 1951 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1960.
Warsak (Warsak Phase I) is equipped with Canadian General Electric francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 40MW nameplate capacity.
Warsak (Warsak Phase II) is equipped with Canadian General Electric francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 41.48MW nameplate capacity.
Canadian General Electric supplied electric generator(s) for the Warsak (Warsak Phase I). The generator capacity is 40 MVA.
Canadian General Electric supplied electric generator(s) for the Warsak (Warsak Phase II). The generator capacity is 48.8 MVA.
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.
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