Category Archives: Power Sector

150 KW Mircro Hydro Power Project Completed in Rashang, Battagram

356 Micro Hydro Power Project Promise

KP government funded 150 kW Micro Hydro Power Project completed and tested successfully. It will cater Union Council Rashang, Battagram. Approximately 350 households will enjoy the light.

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Energy Projects in KPK – Video showing on-ground work (click on tags below for details)

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

Source (Reforms Implementation Cell – check for updates): http://khyberpakhtunkhwa.gov.pk/khyberpk/page.php?pageID=653&deptID=321

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

Projects:

  • 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

1.

Ranolia HPP

Kohistan

17 MW

March 2015

2.

Machai HPP

Mardan

2.6 MW

March 2015

3.

Daral Khwar HPP

Swat

36.6 MW

December 2015

4.

Koto HPP

Dir (Lower)

40 MW

2019

5.

Jabori HPP

Mansehra

10.2 MW

2018

6.

Karora (New) HPP

Shangla

11.8 MW

2018

7.

Matiltan HPP

Swat

84 MW

2019

8.

Lawi HPP

Chitral

69 MW

2019

TOTAL

271.2 MW

Source: http://kpkep.gov.pk/under%20construction.html

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

 

 

Multinational SPEC to establish Oil refinery, Thermal Power Stations in KPK

 

Multinational company SPEC has formally offered Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government to establish oil refinery at any suitable location between Kohat and Karak.

In this connection, a delegation of the experts and engineers of the company met KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak under the leadership of its chief executive Zafar Sheikh here. The chief executive of SPEC told that he is visiting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on invitation of Mohsin Aziz, industrialist and vice chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (KPBoIT) along with his expert team and keen to initially invest $250 million in the establishment of oil refinery here. 

Initially, he said, the refinery will produce LPG, petrol, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel, furnace oil, pitchwoman asphalt and other products from 20,000 (per day) crude oil. Provincial Minister for Energy & Power Mohammad Atif Khan, Vice chairman BoIT KP, Mohsin Aziz, Secretary Industries Sahibzada Saeed, Secretary Communication & Works Ahmad Hanif Orakzai, Principal Secretary to CM, Shehzad Bangash, Chief Executive KP OGDCL Raziuddin and other concerned authorities were also present on the occasion.

In next two phases, he told, the consumption would be enhanced to 30000 to 40000 barrel per day. The quality of diesel and petrol manufactured by the company would be of best quality market and its demand would be high not only in Pakistan but also in the neighboring countries, which will result in the earning of precious foreign exchange for the country. Similarly, he also offered in first year the company will establish thermal power station of 50MW and in next phase of 100MW and 150MW respectively. The electricity generated from these thermal power stations will be sold to national grid on the conditions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first.

Highly appreciating the introduction of corruption free, transparent and economy friendly policies by the coalition government of PTI, he said that these policies are discussed abroad and hoped that due to sincerity this government would very soon achieve the targets of the progress and prosperity of the people. The chief minister, while welcoming the offer, said that the provincial government besides provision of land would also extend full cooperation to the company in the granting of no objection certificate (NoC) from the federal government. He said that collectively the country produces 92000 barrel crude oil per day while 50000 barrel oil is produced only in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which, for refining, is sent to the oil refineries in Attock and Karachi and they have to repurchase it on hundreds fold high price. The production of petroleum products at local level will not only benefit our own province, rather the whole country and for first time the industrial development would be revived. On the request of the company, the chief minister directed the provision of information regarding the capacity of production of oil and gas and other related matters to the company with immediate effect and made it clear that the company would get all possible cooperation in this regard for which besides, BoIT, a team of the Energy Department would also be appointed.

In next phase, the Chief Minister also offered to the company investment in generation of electricity from municipal solid waste, mega townships near Peshawar and Swabi Motorway, Swat Expressway and construction of other new highways. He said entrepreneurs are usually scared of corruption and unrest when investing anywhere while these both are the top most focus priorities of PTI-led coalition govt.
After announcing Provincial Mineral Policy, industrial policy for the province is also being evolved, he revealed. For this purpose, he said, a committee comprising industrialists, bureaucrats, consultants and experts has also been setup. 

He said that the government has decided to establish new industrial zones at important trading areas and an industrial estate is also being established on the gateway to Kohat and Karak, which would be followed by Malakand.

He said that the oil refinery besides the promotion of small and medium enterprises will also generate employment opportunities for unemployed youth. Similarly, he said, his govt along with offering attractive incentives to industrialists and investors is also extending them all required facilities and guarantees to develop industries.

Declaring technical education very crucial for industrial development, the chief minister said that the government is taking solid steps for reforming technical and vocational education in public sector institutes on scientific lines to meet the requirements of the indigenous industries and needs of the present era. 

For this purpose, he said, besides granting autonomous status to Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), 500 students have recently been sent to Karachi for higher technical education with cost of Rs.100 million. Similarly, Small Industries Development Board (SIDB) and Sarhad Development Authority (SDA) were also being merged and under legislation it will be formally given autonomy.

source: http://www.kpboit.com.pk/index.php?new=30

Three hydel projects (56 MW) to be completed by 2015

 PESHAWARThree hydropower projects having generation capacity of 56MW will be completed next year under the provincial government’s energy action plan. Due to these hydel stations not only the energy crisis in Pakistan will be controlled to some extent but also these stations improve financial position of the public exchequer.
This was stated by the PEDO’s Board chairman Tariq Iqbal, while chairing the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) 4th board of directors meeting. During the meeting the board was informed about the progress of work on ongoing energy projects in the province. It was also informed that three hydropower projects namely Daral Khwar HPP, Swat of 36MW, Ranolia HPP, Kohistan of 17MW & Machai HPP, Mardan pf 2.6 MW will be completed in next year and start generation collectively 56MW.

The board showed its satisfaction over the pace of work on various energy projects and stated that in the next year the construction work will be stated on Matiltan HPP 84MW, Lawi HPP 69MW, Karora & Jabori HPPs. During the meeting the PEDO board took various decisions regarding the newly administrative set up of department and scrutinised the applications received from various candidates who applied for the position of Executive PEDO chief. Board also approved the terms of references for the newly created vacancies of general manager thermal, HR & legal experts to be hired soon.

Imran Khan Inaugurated 150 KW micro-hydel power station in Matta, Swat

356 Micro Hydro Power Project Promise

Imran Khan inaugurated micro-hydel power station in Matta, Swat today. This is part of 356 such projects to empower local communities with cheap reliable electricity. This project would provide residents of the area with electricity as cheap as two rupees per unit & there would be no load-shedding.

'Inaugurated micro-hydel power station in Matta, Swat today. This is part of 356 such projects to empower local communities with cheap reliable electricity. This project would provide residents of the area with electricity as cheap as two rupees per unit & there would be no load-shedding.'
'Inaugurated Monsoon Tree Plantation campaign in KP by planting a sapling at Matta, Swat.'
'Addressed a Jalsa at Lal Kooh, Swat.'

Achievements of KPK Govt (Official Presentation)

A detailed KPK Govt OFFICIAL published presentation listing out the various achievements of the KPK Govt since being elected into power. Our website (kpkprogress) highlights most of the news related to these achievements grouped into various categories.

  • Significant ones:
    • 57% public satisfaction (top of the list)
    • 25 new bills (RTI, RTS, Ehtesab Bill, etc.)
    • Police reforms (online FIR with statistics, Schools of Intelligence and Investigation)
    • Record Revenue Collection of 32 billion as compared to 11 billion in the last year
    • Change from most corrupt province in 2010 to no reported corruption in 2014 (Transparency International Pakistan)
    • Child School Enrolment program resulted in 300000 new enrolments
    • Education (IMU, Hiring of 16000 new teachers)
    • Infrastructure (Peshawar Mass Transit ground breaking expected in Dec 2014)
    • 900 Trafic Wardens trained to be on roads in September 2014
    • And others (Environment, Sports, Power, Tourism, …)
  • Available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/234434087/KPK-Achievements
  • Alternate link to download: 234434087-KPK-Achievements

400 kw hydel power completed – Kalam gets electricity after 6 years

KALAM: The prayers of Kalam’s residents were finally answered after six years when a 400-kilowatt (KW) micro hydro power (MHP) project started generating electricity.

The power project was inaugurated by Malakand Division General Officer Commanding Major General Javed Bukhari on Saturday. Installed by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) with funding from the European Union on August 29, 2013, the MHP will provide 1,000 lines in the tehsil which will cover the entire area, except Ashuran.

“I hope other organisations will also come forward and, with the support of the provincial and federal governments, tap the rich resources of the land,” said Major General Bukhari, adding that soon the entire tehsil will get electricity from its own water and will not have to rely on Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda).

Initially, a 200-KW MHP was established by the Pakhtunkhwa Hydel Development Organisation in 1984 which provided electricity to 500 domestic and commercial lines. In 2008, the project’s equipment was destroyed in militancy-related incidents. Later, its civil structure and transmission were washed away by the 2010 floods.

The MHP project in Kalam, along with the 1.2 MW MHP project in Ashuran, were then handed to SRSP for rebuilding. Since then, residents of Kalam have lived without electricity.

Talking to The Express Tribune, manager of Al-Khalij-al-Kalam Hotel, Mohammad Rom, said they used generators in their hotels which would cost around Rs150,000 every month for fuel. “But with the electricity from the MHP, we will only have to pay Rs30,000 per month.”

Residents of Kalam said they faced numerous problems due to lack of electricity. “Though we have a hospital here, we used to travel five hours to Mingora every time we needed to get any medical tests done because there was no electricity here,” said Maddar Khan, a local.

“At least now we will be able to get our x-rays and tests done from here. It will not only save our time, but money too,” he added.

Locals said in the age of science and technology, their children have been deprived of modern education and computer studies. “The rest of the world has gone beyond desktop computers, but our children do not even know what a computer is,” said another resident, Iqbal Khan, adding that he is hopeful modern technology will now be introduced in the area with the provision of electricity.

Kalam is the centre of tourism in Swat Valley. Both foreign and local tourists visit the tehsil, especially in summer, and stay in one of the more than 500 hotels present.

source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/732027/at-long-last-kalam-gets-electricity-after-six-years/

KPK govt advertises to build Power Plants for Industrial Estates

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List of Hydropower Projects in KPK

  • Atif Khan gets additional portfolio of energy and power
  • It was with Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Sikandar Hayat Sherpao.
  • Vacant since November 13, 2013 when PTI sacked QWP on corruption charges
  • According to budget documents, Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) is operating four hydropower projects in Malakand, Swabi and Chitral districts with an installed capacity of 105 megawatts. The documents say that besides a reduction in power outages, these power stations are generating about Rs2 billion for the provincial kitty.
  • New PEDO Projects (to be completed soon):
    • 17-megawatt (MW) Ranolia hydropower project in Kohistan (in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank) to be completed by December 2014
    • 2.6 MW Machai project in Mardan (to be completed by August 2014)
  • Feasibility Studies and approved Project Cycle (PC-I):
    • Jabori (10MW) in Mansehra
    • Karora (11MW) in Shangla
    • Koto (40.8MW) in Lower Dir
  • Long term (action plan 2012-22):
    • PEDO has started work on six other hydel projects with an installed capacity of 250.8MW.
    • PC-II was approved for 13 sites with a capacity of 1322MW which is now increaed to 15 sites and potential of 1911MW. Status of their feasibility studies is as follows:
      • completed=6
      • by June 2014=5
      • by December 2014=4

source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/729278/additional-responsibilities-education-minister-atif-khan-assigned-energy-portfolio/

356 micro-hydel projects across KPK

CM Pervaiz Khattak telling about these projects (at location 33:40)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20r6te_8pm-with-fareeha-pervez-khattak-exclusive-3rd-july-2014_news&start=2020

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has approved the construction of 356 micro hydel stations with a power generation capacity of 35 megawatts (MW) with the help of non-government organisations (NGOs) in various parts of the province.

Work on various ongoing energy projects of oil, gas, thermal and hydel has begun through the utilisation of provincial-based natural resources, in a bid to make K-P a energy hub.

Various committees have been constituted for energy expertise to remove hurdles blocking various on-going energy projects in the province.

These decisions were taken by the Board of Directors for Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) during its second meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Tariq Iqbal Khan.

During the meeting, the organisation’s secretary gave a detailed presentation to the board members regarding the work pace and problems faced during the implementation of the projects.

He added that in keeping with the vision of change of the current provincial government, it has been decided to construct 356 community-based micro hydel stations through NGOs with the total cost of Rs4.7 billion from Hydel Development Funds (HDF).

These mini stations will be constructed in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram, Tor Ghar, Kohistan, Malakand, Buner, Swat, Shangla, Dir (Upper/Lower) and Chitral having total capacity of 35MW and so far six local NGOs have shown interest to develop these projects.

The board has given approval to start work on the large capacity of hydropower projects in the province although seven projects will be advertised in order to develop these in the private sector.

Khan said that K-P is blessed with abundant natural resources for oil and gas, thermal and hydel generation which should be utilised for curbing the current energy crisis in the country.

He further stressed to boost the work pace on the ongoing energy projects and planned to complete them within the stipulated time period.

source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/729806/go-ahead-k-p-approves-construction-of-356-micro-hydel-stations/

Go-ahead: K-P approves construction of 356 micro hydel stations

356 Micro Hydro Power Project Promise

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has approved the construction of 356 micro hydel stations with a power generation capacity of 35 megawatts (MW) with the help of non-government organisations (NGOs) in various parts of the province.

Work on various ongoing energy projects of oil, gas, thermal and hydel has begun through the utilisation of provincial-based natural resources, in a bid to make K-P a energy hub.

Various committees have been constituted for energy expertise to remove hurdles blocking various on-going energy projects in the province.

These decisions were taken by the Board of Directors for Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) during its second meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Tariq Iqbal Khan.

During the meeting, the organisation’s secretary gave a detailed presentation to the board members regarding the work pace and problems faced during the implementation of the projects.

He added that in keeping with the vision of change of the current provincial government, it has been decided to construct 356 community-based micro hydel stations through NGOs with the total cost of Rs4.7 billion from Hydel Development Funds (HDF).

These mini stations will be constructed in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram, Tor Ghar, Kohistan, Malakand, Buner, Swat, Shangla, Dir (Upper/Lower) and Chitral having total capacity of 35MW and so far six local NGOs have shown interest to develop these projects.

The board has given approval to start work on the large capacity of hydropower projects in the province although seven projects will be advertised in order to develop these in the private sector.

Khan said that K-P is blessed with abundant natural resources for oil and gas, thermal and hydel generation which should be utilised for curbing the current energy crisis in the country.

He further stressed to boost the work pace on the ongoing energy projects and planned to complete them within the stipulated time period.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2014.

KPK plans 17 hydel power projects this fiscal

  • KPK govt has planned to launch 17 new hydel power projects during financial year 2014-15
  • 300MW Balakot hydel power project in Mansehra
  • 14MW Ghorband hydel power project in Shangla
  • 84MW Matiltan Gorkin hydel power project in Swat
  • 10MW Nandihar hydro power project in Battagram
  • 51MW Mujigaram Shaghore hydro power project in Chitral
  • 69MW Lawi energy project in Chitral was likely to get underway in near future.
  • 52MW Istaro Booni hydel power project
  • 79MW Arkari Gol hydel power project in Chitral (government has planned to begin work in 2014-15)
  • source: www.dawn.com/news/1116209/kp-plans-17-hydel-power-projects-this-fiscal

400 MW cheap electricity for industrial zones in KPK

  • Hopfully get permission from center to make 400 MW electricity from additional gas (in 2 weeks)
  • This electricity will be given to inudustries without any govt profit (cheap electricity)
  • approx 800 new industries will use it
  • Revive industrial zones in: Swat, Nowshera, Hairpur, Gadoon, Peshawar, Kohat
  • Objective: Job creation using indeginous sources and incentives

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Zhongnan Engineering Corporation – to start Power Project in Chitral (KPK)

  • Adviser to Chief Minister Rafaqatullah Babar assured Zhongnan Engineering Corporation of issuance of NOC for establishment of hydel power station in Shoghore area of Chitral and said that company could start work from next week
  • Zhongnan’s survey team would start work soon after receiving NOC for Shoghore Chitral.
  • The construction of power house will start next year after collecting statistics of the flow of water in all four seasons of the year
  • The power station will be completed in 1.5 year (i.e. 2.5 years from now)
  • Electricity will be provided to local industrial units at subsidised rates
  • Full article: http://www.dawn.com/news/1093677/chinese-firm-to-execute-power-projects-in-kp

80kw Micro-hydropower station ready in 9 months

Sino-Tia-Cheng Group (Chinese) has offered investment in hydropower projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

2014-03-10: Chinese company Sino-Tia-Cheng Group has offered investment in hydropower projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

SINOTEC (Chinese) – 500 MW hydal electricity in KPK Provicial grid in 4 years

500 MW hydal electricity in KPK Provicial grid in 4 years. Chinese company Sinotec (not CINOTEC as in news article) will get loans from Chinese banks for the projects. (read here)

Imran Khan inaugurates Micro Hydro Electic Power Plant on Swat River in Kalam

Aug 26, 2013: Imran Khan laid foundation stone of micro hydro power project which is believed to provide cheap electricity to Kalam people and adjoining areas along the upper reaches of the Swat River of Swat Valley by next year. (read here)

Hydropower Projects under consideration

Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa intends to develop the following hydropower potential Raw (Pre-Feasibility Completed) sites in private sector on BOOT basis under Provincial Hydel Policy 2006 through International Competitive Bidding (ICB) (Tender details here)