Dasu Hydropower to start generating electricity within 4 years

The chairman of WAPDA Lt. General Sajjad Ghani visited the construction sites regarding the power project of Dasu hydropower plant. He visited the sites on the Indus river at the upstream of Dasu town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He stated that the WAPDA and concerned authorities are making every possible effort to complete the project and make it running as soon as possible. The diversion system of Dasu project is said to be completed by April 2023 after which, water reservoir construction will begin. He also said that the project is expected to start generating electricity after completion in the year 2026.

The WAPDA chief also visited and observed the construction work underway at the inlet areas of diversion tunnels, power house cavern, access road, main access tunnel and the residential sites of the staff and contractor.  Senior managers of the project highlighted the current conditions of construction and continuation of work during the recent situations of flood in the province. Construction work at nine of the sites has been resumed after the flood situations. Wapda’s member for water and commissioner of Hazara Division was also present along with the chairman.

The Project is being constructed in two phases, out of which, phase one is under work right now. The project is said to produce 4320MW of energy out of which, WAPDA is working on installing 2160 MW of energy during the first phase of the project. On completion, the project will supply 21 billion units to the main grid on an average and will become a project with the highest generation capacity in the country.