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Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project, being constructed on Tunnel No. 5 of Tarbela Dam.
Having installed capacity of 1530 Mega Watt (MW), the Project will provide 1.347 billion units of low-cost and environment-friendly hydel electricity to the National Grid annually.

Generation capacity of Tarbela Hydel Power Station will increase from 4888 MW to 6418 MW with completion of Tarbela 5th Extension Project.



Azad Pattan Hydropower Project .....

Project Layout

Location ................... Sudhanoti District, Azad Kashmir
Coordinates ............ 33°46′3.9″N 73°34′17.45″E
Opening date .......... 2026
Construction cost.... $1.517 billion
Owner(s)........ China Ghezouba Group, Laraib Group

Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam, Run of the river
Impounds Jhelum River
Height 90 m (295 ft)
Length 80 m (262 ft)

Power Station
Turbines 4 x 160 MW
Installed capacity 700 MW (10% continuous overload)[1]
Annual generation 3064 GWh

The Azad Pattan Hydropower Project is a 700 MW hydroelectric power station on the Jhelum River roughly 7 km upstream of Azad Pattan Bridge in the Sudhanoti District, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and 90 km from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. The project is scheduled for completion by 2026.

In July 2020, the project's $1.5 billion investment agreement was signed between Chinese state-owned China Gezhouba Group and Pakistan, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior government ministers.

Upon finalizing the EPC and other associated costs, the project company submitted its EPC tariff proposal on 23 June 2017. Following an intensive evaluation process, NEPRA determined the tariff vide Determination dated 17 May 2018. Tariff of US ¢ 7.12/kWh (levelized) was determined for the 30-year term; with an average of US ¢ 5.93/kWh.

The average and levelized tariff for the first 10 years is US ¢ 8.13/kWh while the average tariff for the next 20 years is US ¢ 4.83/kWh (levelized US ¢ 5.20/kWh). This has the distinction of being the lowest tariff of all the large private hydropower projects (over 500MW) on rivers in Pakistan.

The JCC (Joint Cooperation Committee) for CPEC related projects conducted a study on power market of Pakistan, which led to the decision that both sides will discuss the inclusion of the project at the fifth Expert Panel meeting. Later project was added in CPEC..

2nd CPEC hydropower project power station dam successfully completed​

Neelum Jhelum tunnel collapse restoration work near completion
969MW hydel power generation expected to be available from August onwards....

Construction work continues on all key components of Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project
Installed generation capacity: 1530 MW
Annual energy: 1.347 billion units




Under construction of Dogah Road Tunnel

It is one of the 7 tunnels being constructed under relocated KKH component. The realigned and alternative road is being constructed by WAPDA in place of the existing submerged KKH under Dasu HPP Kohistan. The realigned KKH will be constructed in two phases KKH-01 and KKH -02.




UAE minister says keen to invest in Pakistan’s renewable energy sector

  • Wants to identify projects to work with counterparts in the country
July 6, 2023

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is interested in exploring investment opportunities in Pakistan’s renewable energy sector, said Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the president of COP28 and the minister for industry and advanced technology in the UAE.

“We have been very keen to identify investment projects for our public and private sector organisations in the UAE, and work with our counterparts in Pakistan,” said Al Jaber, who is on a day-long official visit to Islamabad, during a conversation with Pakistan’s climate change minister Sherry Rehman.

“Whether it is in the conventional energy or in the alternative energy space, we are very keen to work with Pakistan in the renewable energy sector, and apply scale and capital in advancing renewable energy assets.”

The UAE minister said that the government is also interested in the conventional energy sector.

“We are happy to have discussions on the supply of products and LNG,” he said.
Suki Kinari Dam Site - Looking Downstream of Spillway and Intake


Underground Powerhouse housed 4 Pelton Turbines (884MW)


Underground Transformer

Neelum Jhelum Project all set to restart electricity generation by end July

July 15, 2023: The 969-MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is all set to resume electricity generation by the end of this month, as restoration works in tail race tunnel of the project are nearing completion.

Chairman WAPDA Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd) today had a detailed visit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project to review in detail the restoration works carried out for strengthening the tail race tunnel and preparedness level relating to resumption of power generation from the project. Chief Executive Officer, Project Director, the Consultants and the Contractors of were also present during the visit.

The project’s restoration team briefed the Chairman that the task of concrete lining in collapsed area of the tail race tunnel has been accomplished. In addition, rest of the affected portions in 3.5 km-long tunnel have also been strengthened through lattice girder, rock bolting and shotcrete. Sweeping and cleanliness of the tail race tunnel will commence during the next week. Afterwards, pressurization i.e. filing of water in the tail race tunnel will be started, which will lead to electricity generation from the project.

Neelum Jhelum is a run-of-the-river Hydropower Project, that started electricity generation in April 2018. Prior to suspension of electricity generation due to collapse of a part of its tail race tunnel last year, the project had provided more than 18 billion units of electricity to the National Grid.

Construction Highlights on Dasu Hydropower Project
Salient Features:
Installed Capacity: 4320 MW
Annual Gen: 21 billion units
Completion in two Stages ....




1263 MW Punjab Thar Mill Power Plant Haveli Bahadur Shah Jhang.




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