WAPDA to add 9000 MW of Hydel Power to national grid by 2029

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is working towards increasing the water as well as energy capacity of the country in a phased manner.

Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) recently announced that after a span of almost five decades Pakistan government is going to invest in development of dams and water reservoirs for the conservation of water in the country.

For this purpose, approximately 10 projects are being foreseen under the program of Decades of Dams which include Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Dhasu hydropower and K-IV project. These projects are supposed to be completed one at a time and will prove to be extremely beneficial as these may increase the total water storage capacity from 13 million acre feet to more than 24 million acre feet along with an overall rise of 9000 MW of electricity. It will also help the conditions of water supply of the country as a total of 950 million gallons of water will be provided to Karachi and Peshawar. WAPDA will utilise Green Eurobonds and Syndicate loans etc. for implementation of its projects.