In a first, hydel generation crosses 8,000MW

Quantum of hydel power share registers increase of about 600MW when compared with that of previous years


​ Our Correspondent August 02, 2019
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: The hydel power stations, owned and operated by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), generated the highest-ever electricity during peak hours on Wednesday as Wapda’s hydel generation crossed the 8,000-megawatt (MW) mark for the first time in Pakistan.

As per generation details, Wapda delivered as much as 8,158MW of electricity to the national grid during peak hours of July 31, 2019.

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The quantum of hydel power share registered an increase of about 600MW when compared with that of previous years. This increased the share of hydel electricity in the national grid, which was the result of maximum power generation from Tarbela Hydel Power Station, Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project and Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project.

The statistics of hydel generation during peak hours showed that Tarbela Hydel Power Station generated 3,496MW, Mangla Hydel Power Station 280MW, Tarbela 4th Extension 1,410MW, Ghazi Barotha 1,450MW and Neelum-Jhelum 978MW. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2019.

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