Wapda will add 11,000 MW of environmentally friendly electricity to the national grid

ISLAMABAD – The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is actively pursuing six hydropower projects to add more than 11,241 MW of environmentally friendly hydel electricity to the existing 9,443 MW hydel generation in coming years.

Wapda officials told APP here that currently the total installed capacity of 24 Wapda hydel power plants stands at 9,443MW and adding more than 11,241MW will bring it to 20,684.4MW.

Existing power stations included the Tarbela, Mangla, Ghazi Brotha, Neelum Jehlum and Warsak hydroelectric projects, which contributed about 25% of the total system capacity of 36,166 MW from all sources, they said. They said the net electricity production was around 32,000 GWh per year from said power plants. Sharing details of upcoming hydel power projects, they said Dasu hydropower project will bring in 4,320MW, Tarbela 5th extension 1,510MW, Mohmand dam 800MW, Diamer Basha 4,500MW, of energy Keyal Khwar 128 MW and Kurram Tang 83.4 MW at the national level. grid system.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has also developed several nuclear power projects to support Pakistan’s economic rise. The total installed capacity of nuclear power plants connected to the national power grid was 3,530 MW, which included the 1,330 MW Chashma nuclear power project and the 2,200 MW Karachi nuclear power project.

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