The ECNEC in its recent meeting has approved the project, titled “Evacuation of Power from 800-MW Mohmand Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) to the National Grid (PC-I),” presented by the Ministry of Energy’s Power Division. The project has been rationalized at a cost of Rs14,319.18 million, including a foreign exchange component (FEC) of Rs6,318.38 million. The project’s funding will be provided by the Asian Development Bank.
The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) will be responsible for executing the project, which will involve the construction of 135 kilometers of 220kV double circuit transmission lines. These transmission lines will facilitate the efficient transfer of power generated by the under-construction 800-MW Mohmand Dam HPP. The dam is located on the Swat River in the merged district of Mohmand, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
The primary objective of the project is to establish the necessary infrastructure for transmitting the power generated by the hydroelectric power plant to the national grid. This will enable the widespread distribution and utilization of the electricity generated by the Mohmand Dam HPP, contributing to the overall power supply in the regions of Nowshera, Peshawar, and Mohmand in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa. The project aligns with the goal of expanding access to electricity and strengthening the power transmission network in the country.