Lower Palas Valley
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Lower Palas Valley

Location
On the left tributary of Indus River,12 km upstream of Patan Town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to Duber Khwar and 335 km from Islamabad
Salient Features
  • Installed Capacity

665 MW  lower palas
  • Annual Energy

2,590 GWh
  • Objectives

To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project

Commencement Date

-

Completion Date

5 years after commencement

Financial Status (Rs. Million)

Local Foreign Total

Approved PC-II Cost (07.03.2005)

83.566 113.118 196.684

Status:-

  • Feasibility Study of Lower Palas Valley HPP finalized in June 2010 by a Joint Venture of M/s ILF (Germany), Poyry (Austria) and ACE (Pakistan) through grant.
  • PC-I for implementation of the project on PPP mode was submitted to Ministry of Water and Power on 19.06.2014, which was forwarded to Planning Commission on 12.09.2014.
  • PC-II for Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 19.03.2019 and forwarded to MoWR on 22.07.2019 for onward submission to Planning Commission for approval.
  • WAPDA vide letter dated 28.06.2019 requested Secretary, MoWR to approach Govt. KP for arranging NOC for implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project.
  • Govt. of KP issued conditional NOC for the project under the condition of assurance of payment of Net Hydel Profit (NHP) on 26.08.2019. WAPDA has requested Secretary MoWR to intervene regarding issuance of unconditional NOC from Govt. of KP.
  • Govt. of KP informed vide letter dated 24.10.2019 that Govt. of KP intends to develop the Lower Spat Gah and Lower Palas HPPs through Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower Policy-2016/PPP Act 2013 and consent required under Article 157(1) of the constitution may be considered as Nil.  
  • MoWR requested WAPDA vide letter received on 08.11.2019 to furnish a clear road map for Lower Palas HPP as Govt. of KP is not ready to provide an unconditional NOC for the subject project. 
  • Govt. of KP Energy & Power Department again requested WAPDA to handover Feasibility Study vide letter dated 18.02.2020.   
Incharge of the Project     
Mr. Muhammad Amin
General Manager (Hydro) Planning,
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717

·      Feasibility Study of Lower Palas Valley HPP finalized in June 2010 by a Joint Venture of M/s ILF (Germany), Poyry (Austria) and ACE (Pakistan) through grant.

·      PC-I for implementation of the project on PPP mode was submitted to Ministry of Water and Power on 19.06.2014, which was forwarded to Planning Commission on 12.09.2014.

·      PC-II for Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 19.03.2019 and forwarded to MoWR on 22.07.2019 for onward submission to Planning Commission for approval.

·      WAPDA vide letter dated 28.06.2019 requested Secretary, MoWR to approach Govt. KP for arranging NOC for implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project.

·      Govt. of KP issued conditional NOC for the project under the condition of assurance of payment of Net Hydel Profit (NHP) on 26.08.2019. WAPDA has requested Secretary MoWR to intervene regarding issuance of unconditional NOC from Govt. of KP.

·      Govt. of KP informed vide letter dated 24.10.2019 that Govt. of KP intends to develop the Lower Spat Gah and Lower Palas HPPs through Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower Policy-2016/PPP Act 2013 and consent required under Article 157(1) of the constitution may be considered as Nil.  

·      MoWR requested WAPDA vide letter received on 08.11.2019 to furnish a clear road map for Lower Palas HPP as Govt. of KP is not ready to provide an unconditional NOC for the subject project. 

Govt. of KP Energy & Power Department again requested WAPDA to handover Feasibility Study vide letter dated 18.02.2020.   
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