Golian Valley hydropower plants start working

The run-of-river project faced technical problems after going online in July

APP August 12, 2017
The run-of-river project faced technical problems after going online in July. PHOTO: FILE

CHITRAL: Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) has fulfilled a long standing demand of residents of Chitral by constructing a two megawatt hydropower house at Golain Valley.

Engineer Shafiqur Rehman told the media that the power generation of this facility had started before Ramazan but due to some technical fault its supply was suspended. Hence, after removing the fault and a proper agreement with PESCO it has restarted supplying electricity to different areas of Chitral, he added. The power house has two units of 1 MW each that were running round the clock.

He said this was a power house with latest technology and computerised controls increases power output to 2MW automatically during peak hours.

He reiterated the power is supplied in two parts as 1MW is supplied to Danin Bazaar and adjoining areas while 1 megawatt is supplied to Jang Bazaar and other villages. The responsibility of distribution of electricity was on Pesco staff.

Haji Manan, a local resident of Chitral said the areas were earlier facing problems due to power outages but now after completion of this power house by SRSP they have taken sigh of relief. The new hydropower facility was benefitting some 12,000 consumers of Chitral and adjacent areas, he informed.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2017.


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