WAPDA records highest hydel power generation in history

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) recorded the highest hydel electricity generation in the last week of July 2019. The cumulative power generation from all the hydel power sources was recorded at 7591 megawatt (MW). Previously the highest power generated was 7585MW.

According to the details Tarbela Hydel Power Station generated 2907MW, Tarbela 4thExtension 1372MW, Ghazi Barotha 1450MW, Neelum Jhelum 973MW, Mangla 210MW and Warsak 175MW, while other hydel power stations cumulatively contributed 504MW to the National Grid. Wapda owns as many as 22 hydel power stations and provides about 31 billion units of hydel electricity on the average annually to the National Grid.

This increase in generation capacity is owed to increased water flows, raised level of water reservoirs and increased water indent by Indus River System Authority (IRSA). It is expected that by the end of this year the generation capacity will increase to more than 8000MW.