37 IPPs are operational in the country

37 IPPs are operational in the country

Engineering Post Report

Independent Power Producers (IPPs)  have been in the limelight in the media recently . Concept of IPPs was introduced around mid-1990s for overcoming the energy shortage .

There were as many as 37 IPPs in operation in the country operating on hydel and thermal sources as of June 30, 2018 according to the information available from official sources.

Hydel and thermal sources based IPPS along with installed capacity in Megawatts (MW) are as mentioned below:

Hydel IPPs


Japan Hydel     30                                                           Malakand-111 Hydel    81

New Bog Escape                 84                            Patrind HPP    147

Thermal IPPs


KAPCO                                1601                      Hub Power Project (HUBCO)     1292

Kohinoor Energy Ltd (KEL)      131                AES Lalpir Lts                                  362

AES Pak Gen (Pvt) Ltd               365              Habibullah Energy Ltd (HCPC)      140

Uch Power Project                     586             Rousch (Pak) Power Ltd                 450

Fauji Kabirwala (FKPCL)             157             Saba Power                                      136

Liberty Power Project                 235            Altern Energy Ltd (AEL)                    31

Attock Generation PP                 163            Atlas Power                                       219

Engro P.P. Daharki, Sindh               226           Saif P.P. Sahiwal  Punjab               225

Orient P.P. Balloki Punjab              225           Nishat P.P. near Lahore                  200

Nishat Chunian  Project Lajhore    200          Foundation Power                            184

Saphire Muridke                               225          Liberty Tech                                       202

Hubco Narowal                                 225          Halmore Bhikki                                  225

Uch-11                                                393          Bhikki Power  Plant                        1198

Haveli Bahadur Shah                      1230          Coal Plant at Sahiwal                      1320

Port Qasim                                       1320          Reshma Power                                     97

Gulf Power                                           84           Davis                                                      13

Balloki  Power Plant                        1223

While the hydel plants were based on water, thermal plants were based on RFO, Gas, HSD,FO, RLNG and imported coal.