PESHAWAR: The Energy and Power Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has completed a number of hydro power projects with a total capacity of 161 MW from which a Rs3.98 billion annual revenue is expected.
This was stated at a meeting of the department with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair here on Tuesday.
It was claimed that so far eight hydro power projects have been completed in the province that included 1.8 MW Shishi and 4.2 MW Reshun hydro power projects in Chitral.
Others included 81 MW Malakand-III at Dargai, 18 MW project at Pehur, 2.6 MW Machai project in Mardan, 36.6 MW Daral project in Swat, 17 MW Ranolia project in Kohistan and 10 mini-micro projects on canals.
Work is also in progress on the construction of other seven hydro projects with total capacity of 232 MW and seven solar projects with a total capacity of 43 MW. These projects are expected to generate annual revenue of Rs9 billion and a saving of Rs865 million, respectively.
Similarly, seven power projects are under construction. These are: 69 MW Lawi hydro power project in Chitral, 10.2 MW Jabori project in Mansehra, 11.8 MW Karora power project in Shangla, 40.8 MW Koto power project in Dir Lower and 84 MW Mataltan power project in Swat. These projects would be completed with a total estimated cost of Rs73 billion.