ISLAMABAD -- As many as 11 multi-purpose power generation and water storage projects, with a total 14,559 MW capacity, are ready for construction.
Sharing the details, sources told reporter that these projects included 7,11 MW Bunji Hydropower project, 128 MW Keyal Khwar hydropower, Tarbela 5th Extension, Naulong dam, 64 MW Kurram Tangi (Stage-II), 2160 MW Dasu (Stage-II), 34.5 MW Harpo hydropower,, 50 MW Warsak 2nd Rehabilitation, Dargai Rehabilitation and Capacity Enhancement of Chitral Hydropower projects.
These projects would not only help generate cheap hydel electricity but also enhance storage capacity of the country. Some of them were run of the river projects and their construction period was ranging between 3 to 9 years.
Meanwhile, Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) is facilitating 24 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) projects having cumulative capacity of 12,551 MW to be commissioned till 2028.
Some 902 MW would be added to the system by December with completion of 102 MW Gulpur Hydropower project and two units of 1263 MW RLNG base project near Trimmu Barrage Jhang. Similarly, 463 MW would be added to the system during 2020 with commissioning of third unit of 1263 MW RLNG base project near Trimmu Barrage Jhanng, they said.
They said four projects having total 2040 MW capacity would be start generation...