Name of the Project: Daral Khwar Hydropower
Capacity of the Project: 36.6MW
Location: Daral Khwar, Bahrain,
Brief Description of the Project:
Daral Khwar Hydropower Project with an
estimated capacity of 36.6 MW is in the construction phase as a run-of-river
type hydropower project on Daral Khwar, a right tributary of Swat River near
Bahrain Town in District Swat.
Power House and Auxiliary Structure, three
Pelton Turbines (2x15.3MW & 1x6MW) with Inlet Valves & Governor.
Switch yard with 132 KV GIS (Gas Insulated
132 KV, 10 km Transmission Line to Madyan grid
Residential Colony and Infrastructure, Rest
House, Hospital and Degree College.
The prime objective of the implementation of
this project is to develop the power potential available in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
on sustainable basis and thus provide cheaper, renewable, environment friendly
and most needed power, keeping in mind the present and future requirements of
Pakistan, especially rural and remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The development of this project is to provide
adequate facilities for the generation transmission and distribution of
electrical energy keeping in view the future requirements for industrial,
agriculture and economic development of the country.
Benefits (Direct, Indirect)
The project is creating employment opportunity
during construction and operation phases of the project directly. The revenues
of the Govt. would increase due to direct and indirect taxation, duties and
levies on the production of goods and services that will result from the power
generation benefits within the project area as well as from the electricity
duty collected by the federal Government or any other agency. Sales of
electricity are direct revenue which will be collected by PEDO/Govt. of Khyber
The indirect benefits would include the
creation of employment opportunities for the local and improved standard of
living of the area and vicinity. There will be multiple effects on
socio-economic development of the region, communication, infrastructure, forestry,
cottage industry, livestock development and other opportunities would open up
with this project