Lower Spat Gah
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Lower Spat Gah

Location
On the left tributary of Indus River, located at 8 km downstream of Dasu town Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 35 km upstream of Patan town and 365 km from Islamabad.
Salient Features
  • Design Discharge

81 m3/sec  lower spat
  • Installed Capacity
496 MW
  • Annual Energy
2,007 GWh
  • Objectives
To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Implementation of Lower Spat Gah Hydropower Project
Commencement Date -
Completion Date 5 years after commencement
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-II Cost (07.03.2005) 82.735 94.976 177.711

Status:-

  • WAPDA Authority in its meeting held on 31.08.2010 decided to implement Lower Spat Gah Scheme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
  • M/s KOMIPO-POSCO Engineering Consortium of Korea was selected as Private Sponsor
  • Govt. of KP had shown interest to acquire 1% share of WAPDA and implement the Project at Provincial level vide their letter dated 18.04.2018.
  • WAPDA vide letter dated 21.05.2018 requested Govt. of KP to depute a team of experts to resolve modalities and final ownership of the project.
  • Govt. of KP deputed a team of experts from Energy and Power Department, for formally taking over Spat Gah HPP from WAPDA on 14.09.2018.
  • WAPDA informed Govt. of KP on 21.02.2019 that ADB has shown interest in the implementation of Lower Palas, Patan and other Hydropower Projects on conventional mode. If Govt. of KP agrees, WAPDA will take up Spat Gah HPP with ADB for financing. The response from KP Govt. is still awaited.  
  • In response 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.  
  • Govt. of KP requested Federal Minister (Water Resources) to hand over Spat Gah, HPP to GoKP vide letter dated 02-11-2020.
  • In response, WAPDA requested Secretary, MoWR “that a clear policy regarding project size limit may be devised through Federal Government to handle the project by Provincial Government on the analogy of upto 50 MW projects be handles by the provinces in nineties, vide letter dated 21.12.2020.

Incharge of the Project      
Engr. Muhammad Abid Sheikh
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.

·       Asian Development Bank has shown interest in Technical Appraisal of the Project and to consider the Project into their pipeline for co-financing. ADB has short-listed an Individual Consultant to carryout due-diligence of the Feasibility Study of the project.

·       PC-II for Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 19.03.2019.

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

·       WAPDA has requested MoWR to approach EAD for arranging Project Readiness Financing from ADB for Patan and Lower Palas Hydropower Projects vide letter dated 19.07.2019.

·       PC-II has been sent to MoWR on 22.07.2019 for onward submission to Planning Commission for approval.

·       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.  

·       Govt. of KP requested Federal Minister (Water Resources) to hand over Lower Palas (Chor Nullah), HPP to GoKP vide letter dated 02.11.2020.

In response, WAPDA requested Secretary, MoWR “that a clear policy regarding project size limit may be devised through Federal Government to handle the project by Provincial Government on the analogy of upto 50 MW projects be handles by the provinces in nineties, Please”, vide letter dated 21.12.2020.
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