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Investment Opportunities

Hydropower Projects of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

1.

Nila-Da-Khatta HPP, District Mansehra

The Project
Nila-da-Khatta is the left tributary of Kunhar River and situated at a distance of 25 km
from village Paras and 30 km upstream of Balakot town which is accessible directly
from Kaghan road. It has a design discharge of 1.37 cumecs with a gross head of
220m and an installed capacity of 2.47 MW. The project involves a Concrete Weir,
Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge shaft, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and
Housing Area.
Accessibility
The project power house site is easily accessible from Balakot-Kaghan road whereas,
the weir intake site is accessible through existing Jeep able track.

Location

Farid Abad Kaghan

Name of River

Nila Da Katha

Design Discharge

1.37

m3 / s

Gross Head

220

Design Capacity

2.47

MW

Mean Annual Energy

12.04

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

3.25

Km

Estimated Cost

4.28

M. US$

Cost per kW

1733

US$/ kW

Reservoir

Status of Project

2.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Bhimbal Khatta HPP, District Mansehra

The Project
Bhimbal Khatta is right tributary of Kunhar River about 8 km downstream of Naran town.
The proposed intake is located a distance of about 3-4 km in the Bhimbal valley from
main road. The proposed power house will be located on the right bank of Kunhar

River. Natural slope in the valley varies between 30 to 70 degrees. It has a design
discharge of 4.23 cumecs with a gross head of 223 m and an installed capacity of 7.86
MW. Gradient of the river bed is about 10%. The mountains are covered with thick
vegetation. The project involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge
shaft, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.
Accessibility
Access is possible by main Balakot-Kaghan road. However Bridge will be required to
cross the Kunhar River and about 0.5 km road to be constructed to reach power house
site. For weir intake about 3 km road and a bridge to cross Bhimbal Nullah need to be
constructed.
Location

Bhimbal Kaghan

Name of River

Bhimbal Katha

Design Discharge

4.23

m3 / s

Gross Head

223

Design Capacity

7.86

MW

Mean Annual Energy

38.88

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

2.37

Km

Estimated Cost

21.72

M. US$

Cost per kW

2763

US$/ kW

Reservoir

Status of Project

3.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Saiful Maluk HPP, District Mansehra

The Project
The Saiful Maluk Katha is left tributary of Kunhar River. The Saiful Maluk originates
form the most famous Saiful Maluk Lake. Saiful Maluk Katha is located at village Naran
approximately 85 km north of Balakot town. The mountains are covered with thick
vegetation. The site is remaining covered with snow during winter. The project has a
design discharge of 1.93 cumecs with a gross head of 457 m and an installed capacity
of 7.43 MW. The project involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge
shaft, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.

Accessibility
Weir intake site is accessible by jeep able road from Naran. About 0.5 km road from
existing jeep able road need to be constructed to reach power house site.
Location

Naran District Mansehra

Name of River

Saiful Maluk Katha

Design Discharge

1.93

m3 / s

Gross Head

457

Design Capacity

7.43

MW

Mean Annual Energy

35.63

GWh/ a

Reservoir

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

3.6

Km

Estimated Cost

27.26

M. US$

Cost per kW

3669

US$/ kW

Status of Project

4.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Balkani HPP, District Shangla

The Project
The project is located near village Balkani and Damori.

Weir is proposed

approximately 300 m downstream of village Balkani whereas Power house is


planned at about 500m upstream village Damori. Head race canal runs on the
right bank of Khan Khwar. The project has a design discharge of 5.20 cumecs
with a gross head of 122.51 m and an installed capacity of 5.17 MW. The project
involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Channel, Forebay, Spillway,
Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.
Accessibility
Main access to weir and power house site is accessible by Karora-Balakani road.
Short truck-able road and a Bridge on Khan Khwar would be required.
Location

Damori District Shangla

Name of River
Design Discharge
Gross Head

Balkani Khwar
5.20

m3 / s

122.51

Design Capacity

5.17

MW

Mean Annual Energy

14.03

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

2.70

Km

Estimated Cost

6.25

M. US$

Cost per kW

1209

US$/ kW

Reservoir

Status of Project

5.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Chowkel Khwar HPP, District Swat

The Project
The project is located at Mankial, a village at the mouth of Chowkel khwar to Swat
River. At Mankial, a timber bridge strengthened by steel wire ropes crosses Swat River
and connects the village to main road. The project has a design discharge of 7.30
cumecs with a gross head of 195 m and an installed capacity of 12 MW. The project
involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge Shaft, Penstock,
Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.
Accessbility
Both intake and power house are accessible by Jeepable road.

Location

Chokel Swat

Name of River

Chokel Khwar

Design Discharge

7.30

m3 / s

Gross Head

195

Design Capacity

12

MW

47.64

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

2.06

Km

Estimated Cost

19.01

M. US$

Cost per kW

1584

US$/ kW

Mean Annual Energy


Reservoir

Status of Project

6.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Kedam Khwar HPP, District Swat

The Project
Kedam Khwar is the right tributary of Swat River. Kedam is a village 7 km north of
Behrain town. The long and narrow valley reaches an elevation of 4500 m. The intake
weir is located near village Pul Bela. The project has a gross head of 660 m and with
minimum discharge of 3.13 cumecs and having a power potential of 17.14 MW. The
project involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge Shaft, Penstock,
Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.
Accessibility
Intake is not accessible and therefore new road of about 4 km need to be constructed.

Location

Kedam, District Swat

Name of River

Kedam Khwar

Design Discharge

3.13

m3 / s

Gross Head

660

Design Capacity

17.14

MW

Mean Annual Energy

67.4

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

2.45

Km

Estimated Cost

20.02

M. US$

Cost per kW

1168

US$/ kW

Reservoir

Status of Project

7.

Gandigar HPP, District Dir

The Project

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

The Gande gar scheme is located on Ushiri River, a tributary Dir valley. The Ushiri
River joins Panjkora River at village Darora. The scheme is identified on the Gande Gar
irrigation water channel starting from village Almas at a distance of about 14 km from
main Timergara-Dir road. Gande Gar irrigation scheme is irrigation an area of about
3000 acres of land. The valley is green covered with vegetation and tree, and at the
higher elevation natural forest covers the mountains.
Ushiri Valley is densely populated and has a highly developed infrastructure concerning
housing traffic, irrigation, and agriculture. The project has a gross head of 175 m and
with design discharge of 2.25 cumecs and having a power potential of 3.21 MW. The
project involves a Concrete Weir, Sand trap, Remodelling of existing canal & allied
structures, Forebay, Spillway, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal and Housing Area.
Accessibility
Both intake and power house site are accessible by metalled road.
Location

Almas Dir Upper

Name of River

Usheri Khwar

Design Discharge

2.25

m3 / s

Gross Head

175

Design Capacity

3.21

MW

Mean Annual Energy

21.24

GWh/ a

Reservoir

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

14

Km

Estimated Cost

5.1

M. US$

1588

US$/ kW

Cost per kW
Status of Project

8.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Ayun Gol HPP, District Chitral

The Project
The Ayun scheme is proposed to be developed on Ayun Gol (River) in District Chitral
near village Ayun about 35 km short of Chitral town. The Ayun Gol is the right tributary
of Chitral River. The project has a gross head of 270 m and with design discharge of 7

cumecs and having a power potential of 15.71 MW. The project involves a Concrete
Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge Shaft, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal
and Housing Area.
Accessibility
Both intake and power house site are accessible by metalled road.

Location

Ayun District Chitral

Name of River
Design Discharge

Ayun Gol
7

m3 / s

270

Design Capacity

15.17

MW

Mean Annual Energy

83.06

GWh/ a

Reservoir

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

5.4

Km

Estimated Cost

30.2

M. US$

Cost per kW

1991

US$/ kW

Gross Head

Status of Project

9.

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Barum Gol HPP, District Chitral

The Project
The Barum Gol is the right tributary of Mastuj River. The valley is 26 km long and joins
the Mastuj River at an elevation of 1800. The steepest part of the river is near the lower
end of the valley. The project has a gross head of 507 m and with design discharge of 6
cumecs and having a power potential of 24.93 MW. The project involves a Concrete
Weir, Sand trap, Headrace Tunnel, Surge Shaft, Penstock, Powerhouse, Tailrace Canal
and Housing Area.
Accessibility

The intake is accessible by jeep able road up to Barum village. From Barum Village,
access road needs to be constructed up to 300 m length to arrive at the intake site.
Similarly, for power house site, access road needs to be constructed from existing
vehicular bridge on Mastuj River. The proposed length of road will be about 1 Km.

Location

Ayun District Chitral

Name of River

Ayun Gol

Design Discharge

6.0

m3 / s

Gross Head

507

Design Capacity

24.93

MW

Mean Annual Energy

137.7

GWh/ a

Reservoir

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

4.4

Km

Estimated Cost

39.25

M. US$

Cost per kW

1574

US$/ kW

Status of Project

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

10. Mastuj River HPP, District Chitral


The Project
The Mastuj scheme is located on the main Mastuj River, the main tributary of Chitral
River. The Power channel will pass through agricultural land and cross the two Gols i.e.
Main Gol, Awi Gol and some small nullahs. The power channel runs parallel to Mastuj
River in the densely cultivated land of the Awi lusht. The forebay and power house will
be located on the left bank of Mastuj River near village Karee Golgh where a terrace of
about 150 x 50 meter land is available.
Accessibility
Both intake and power house are accessible by metalled road which runs along Mastuj
River.

Location

Avi Booni Chitral

Name of River

Mastuj River

Design Discharge

38.0

m3 / s

Gross Head

60.0

Design Capacity

18.21

MW

Mean Annual Energy

108.40

GWh/ a

Nil

(ROR)

Length of Power Channel

5.75

Km

Estimated Cost

17.63

M. US$

968

US$/ kW

Reservoir

Cost per kW
Status of Project

Pre-Feasibility Study Completed

Briefs of Three Projects


through PPP

Sharmai Hydropower Project, District Dir (Upper)


The project is located on main Panjkora River and the Dam site is located near village
Sharmai, while Power house is located near Darora Town at the confluence of Panjkora
with Ushiri River. The scheme has been identified by PHYDO, with the technical
assistance of GTZ, with in the studies for Dir Kohistan region during Preparation of the
master plan for hydropower development in Northern Area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Location

Sharmai Distt; Dir Upper

Name of River
Design Discharge

Panjkora
88

M 3/s

193.6

Design Capacity

150

MW

Mean Annual Energy

680

GW h/a

Length of power tunnel

7.803

Km

Total Estimated

370.6

Million US$

Cost per kW

2470.8

US $ / kW

Net Head

Proposed tariff for sale

10.33

US Cent

Unit Cost

8.61

US Cent

Revenue per annum

70.31

Million US $

EIRR

16.8%

FIRR

14.7%

Status of Project

Feasibility Study completed

Shogo-Sin Hydropower Project, Chitral


The Project is located on Lutho River, a tributary of Chitral River. The weir site of the
project is located near Shoghora village, while powerhouse is located near Kuran Lash
near Shali village. The scheme has been identified by PHYDO, with the technical
assistance of GTZ within the studies for Chitral region during preparation of master plan
for hydropower development in Northern Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The feasibility
Study has been completed by PPIB Islamabad with financial assistance of ADB.

Location

Shogo-Sin, District Chitral

Name of River

Luthkho

Design Discharge

65

M 3/s

Gross Head

247

Design Capacity

132

MW

No & Type of Turbine

3 Nos, Pelton

Mean Annual Energy

585

GWh

Reservoir

RoR

NIL

Length of Power Tunnel

7.59

km

Pressure Shaft

212

Tailrace

30

Estimated

322.33

Million US $

Cost Per kW

2442

US $ / kW

Shushgai- Zhendoli Hydropower District Chitral


The project is located on Turkho River the tributary of chitral River. The weir site of the
project is located near village Shushgai, while powerhouse is located near Zhendoli
village. The scheme has been identified by PHYDO, with the technical assistance of
GTZ, within the studies for Chitral region during preparation of master plan for
hydropower development in Northern Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The feasibility
study has been completed PPIB Islamabad with financial assistance of ADB.

Location

Shushgai-Zhendoli, District Chitral

Name of River

Turkho

Design Discharge

28

m 3/s

Gross Head

615

Design Capacity

144

MW

No & Type of Turbine

3 Nos, Pelton

Mean annual Energy

611.83

Gw h/a

Reservoir

(RoR)

NIL

Length of Power Tunnel

8.5

km

Pressure Shaft

573

Tailrace Tunnel

480

Estimated Cost

339.05

Million US $

Cost Per kW

2354.60

US $ / kW

Salient Features of
Provincial Power
Policy 2006

PROVINCIAL HYDEL POWER POLICY 2006


Salient Features

PHYDO will provide one window facility and technical help to the private

investors in setting up hydropower projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Implementation of projects through solicited and unsolicited proposals.
Simple procedure for projects up to 5 MW.
Reduced fee structure as compared to Federal Power Policy 2002.
Site will be leased on the basis of highest bid on the base lease price of

Rs. 1000/kW/annum through competitive bidding.


The agreed lease price will be escalated @ 25% after every 10 years of lease

period.
Concession period will be 50 years.
Lease could be transferred to another buyer of the project with prior approval

from PHYDO upon payment of prescribed fee.


To develop the raw sites, where feasibility studies are not available, unsolicited
proposals would also be welcomed.

Incentives in the Policy


Project sites, with estimated power potential of more than 5 MW, will be offered
for lease through International Competitive Bidding (ICB), on the basis of
available power potential at site of the proposed project. The baseline lease
price for the purpose of ICB is fixed as Rs. 1000/- per kW per annum. The site
will be awarded on the basis of highest bid received above the baseline lease
price. The approval lease price will be escalated @ 25% after every 10 years of

the lease period. For solicited sites, the power potential determined in the
feasibility report will be considered for estimated the total lease money payable
per annum to PHYDO. However, for the raw sites the annual payable lease
amount will be adjusted later-on in accordance with the firm capacity in terms of
available power potential of the site determine in the feasibility report duly

approved by the PHYDO.


The agree lease price shall be payable to PHYDO at the commissioning of the

plant and every year thereafter.


Lease of site could be transferred to another buyer of the project plant with prior
approval of PHYDO upon payment of lease transfer fee equivalent to lease

money for the period of six months of the subject site.


PHYDO will provide one window facility and technical help to private investors in

setting up hydropower projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


To develop the raw sites, where feasibility studies are not available, unsolicited

proposals would be welcomed.


Hydrological risk will be born by power purchaser (DISCos or any other party).
No provincial taxes will be levied on the sponsors of power plants based on
hydel and other renewable sources. No Water Use Charges will be levied.