Project update: Wapda provides information on plant

The Golen Gol hydropower project will be completed in 2015 and will produce 106 MW

APP June 27, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Golen Gol hydropower project, which is being constructed in the Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will be completed in 2015 and will produce 106 MW, according to an official of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda). Adding further, the official said that the project is a part of the government’s cost-effective energy generation plan, being executed by Wapda on a priority basis to harness the indigenous hydropower resources of the country in an attempt to improve the ratio of hydel electricity in the national grid. This will also help reduce electricity tariff and provide relief to the consumers. On its completion, the project will contribute 106 MW to the national grid system and it would usher in green revolution by irrigating a vast stretch of agriculture land in the area.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2014.

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