KP CM says several hydel power projects are in progress and will generate 55 megawatt electricity till December 2015, 61 megawatt till Dec 2018 and 153 megawatts will be generated till Dec 2019
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday said that the provincial government is focusing on means through which energy can be produced and used more effectively.
He spoke about hydel power generation, developing viable alternative energy resources, establishment of oil refinery through public-private partnership (PPP) and developing community driven micro hydel projects and energy conservation programs to overcome power load shedding and usher economic development in the province.
In a statement on Saturday, Khattak said several hydel power projects are in progress and will generate 55 megawatt electricity till December 2015, 61 megawatt till December 2018, and 153 megawatt will be generated till December 2019.
Under the initiative, Machai Hydel Power Project with a production capacity of 17 megawatt will be completed by the end of the next month, 36 megawatt Daral Khwar by end of December 2015, while technical and financial bids for 69 megawatt Lawi (Chitral) and 84 megawatt Matiltan (Swat) are in progress. The technical bids for both projects were opened in February 2015 while financial bids by end of April 2015.
Similarly, three hydel projects including 31 megawatt Koto (Dir Lower), Jabori seven megawatt meant for Mansehra and Karora, and 10 megawatt Shangla, have been approved by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract awarded and is now ready for inauguration and will be complete by June 2018. The management consultant for these projects had been selected, while selection for EPC contractor is in process.
Financial advisors are being hired to get finances for Sharmai Dir-150 megawatt, Shushai-Zhendoli (Chitral)-144 megawatt and Shogosin Chitral-132 megawatt projects.
The provincial government has also initiated 356 micro hydel power projects in 12 districts at union council and village level. These projects will be run through community.
Out of the total 356 projects, 207 projects upto 50 KW will be completed by the end of September, 2015, 87 projects upto 150 KW will be completed by December 2015, 31 projects upto 250 KW will completed by September 2016, and 31 more will be completed by December 2016.