Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Updated: Status Report of Energy and Power Sector Reforms (completion dates)

Source (Reforms Implementation Cell – check for updates):

The provincial government is focusing on Hydel generation, developing viable alternative energy sources, establishment of oil refinery through PPP, developing community driven micro Hydel projects and energy conservation awareness programs.

Policy Priorities

  • Focus on Hydel Power generation through Short, Medium and Long term interventions
  • Exploration & Exploitation of Oil & Gas Potential
  • Efficient utilization of Net Hydel Profits
  • Emphasis on development of viable alternative energy sources
  • Establishment of an Oil Refinery through PPP
  • Development of Community Driven Micro -Hydel Projects
  • Energy Conservation


  • 55 MW electricity will be generated till Dec, 2015.
  • 61MW electricity will be generated till Dec, 2018.
  • 153 MW electricity will be generated till Dec, 2019.

Machai Hydel Power Project with production capacity of 2.6 MW Mardan:

  • Will be completed by end of June,2015.

Ranolia Hydel Power Project with production capacity 17 MW Kohitsan:

  • Will be completed by end of June,2015

Daral Khwar 36 MW Swat:

  • Will be completed by end of December 2015.

Lawi 69 MW Chitral and Matiltan 84 MW Swat

  • Technical bids (both HPPs) opened on 5th February, 2015.
  • Financial bids will be opened by end of April,2015.

Koto 31 MW Dir Lower, Jabori 7 MW Manshera and Karora 10 MW Shangla Hydel Power Projects:

  • Approved by ECNEC.
  • EPC contract awarded.
  • Ready for inauguration.
  • Completion by June, 2018.
  • Management consultant selected.
  • Selection of Engineering,Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor in process.

Hydel Power Projects (Sharmai Dir-150 MW, Shushai-Zhendoli Chitral -144 MW and Shogosin Chitral -132 MW):

  • Financial advisors (funds arranger firm)  is being hired to get finances for these projects by selling shares in the existing projects.
  • 356 Mini/Micro Hydel- Power projects in 12 districts at UC/Village level and community run:
  • 207 projects upto SO KW will be completed by September,2015.
  • 87 projects upto 150 KW will be completed by December,2015.
  • 31 projects upto 250 KW will be completed by September, 2016.
  • 31 projects will be completed by December, 2016.

Establishment of Oil Refinery:

  • Refinery will be built at Krappa (Distt Karak) and Power Plant will be established at Khushal Garh.

KP Oil a. Gas Company:

  • An Oil and Gas Company has been established with the objective to promote oil and gas exploration in the province.
  • Chief Executive Officer appointed.
  • KPOGCL Board constituted.
  • Signing of production agreement with OPL in process.
  • Negotiation with KUFPEC for Pharpur Block in process.
  • Purchase of 02% share in Tall Block in process.
  • 2.5% investment in Pezu and Barathai Completed.

Joint Development Agreement (JOA) for construction of two projects i.e Lower Palas Kohistan 665 MW and Lower Spatgah Kohistan 496 MW:

  • JOA  was expected to be signed but Korean Company  is losing interest  in the projects.
  • The progress is not encouraging.

200 villages by solar electrification by DC standalone system Phase-I  (Southern  and  Central  Districts), Phase-II(Northern Districts)

  • Phase-I:- MC hired, contract will be awarded soon.
  • Phase-II:- MC and contract under process.

Award  of  study  for  providing  electricity  from  Pehur  Hydel Station to Gadoon Industrial Estate:

  • Contract awarded.
  • Report of Phase-I submitted.
  • Report of Phase-II will be submitted by end of March,2015.

Feasibility of 03 site in Swat and Chitral ( Torcamp-Godubar HPP Distt Chitral 409 MW, Kari-Muskhur HPP Distt Chitral 446 MW, Gabral Kalam HPP Distt Swat 110 MW)

  • Contract will be awarded by 31st March,2015.

KPK Under Construction Hydro Power Plants (HPP)

Sr. No.

Name of Project

Name of District

Potential (MW)

Completion Date


Ranolia HPP


17 MW

March 2015


Machai HPP


2.6 MW

March 2015


Daral Khwar HPP


36.6 MW

December 2015


Koto HPP

Dir (Lower)

40 MW



Jabori HPP


10.2 MW



Karora (New) HPP


11.8 MW



Matiltan HPP


84 MW



Lawi HPP


69 MW



271.2 MW


KPK Reforms Cell – Explained by Altamash Janjua – PhD from Standford University

Zamir Gul Dam – Status Update

[ Update: 45% work completed on Zamir Gul Irrigation Dam ‪#‎Kohat‬ ]

The under construction Zamir Gul Dam is situated in the remote and far-flung village Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad of Southern District of Kohat on Kohat-Nizampur Road in PK-37. Annual Rainfall in the area is 22%. There is thousands of acres of barren land but due to no proper canal system its production ratio is negligible.

Most lands of Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad are Barani. Indeed construction of dam in the area is the need of the hour and construction of Zamir Gul is the wise and timely decision of the provincial government. The Dam on completion would bring green revolution in the area and usher an era of progress and prosperity and ameliorate the lot of the poor strata.

Zamir Gul Dam is among the significant projects of the provincial government. It is being constructed on Palah Khwar on Nizampur Road at Ziarat Sheikh Allahdad some 71 KM away from Kohat at a cost of Rs.987.77 Million. Work on the Dam had been launched in 2013 by the incumbent ‪#‎PTI‬ led government and so far 45% work has been done and its expected completion date is June 2016.

The Dam will have 27.43 KM (89,998 feet) long channels and irrigate 3 thousand 5 hundred and 35 acres barren land. It will have the catchment area of 36.5 sq miles and capacity of grass storage of 7971 Acre Ft water. Height of the Dam will be 128 Ft above Bed Rock and Crest Length 839 Ft. Similarly Dead Storage Level of the Dam will be 1280 Acre Ft and maximum Pond Level 406.75 M.

Type of Zamir Gul Dam is Earth Core Rockfill Dam (ECRD) and Spillway Ogee Free Flow type. Its Spillway Discharge will be 34161 Cusecs while Outlet Structure Discharge 18 Cusecs.

The Southern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkwha has thousands acres land laying barren, if this land is brought under cultivation by constructing maximum number of small dams, the provincial government can easily get food security.

click credits Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Govt. of KP