Lahore: The Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on Thursday announced that its hydel power electricity generation capacity had reached its highest mark, a news source reported. Officials revealed that the power generation capacity crossed 8,500 megawatts (MWs) for the first time in Pakistan.
According to sources, the last time WAPDA crossed its record hydel power electricity generation was in September 2019 with 8,474MWs. They added that this new high was a result of increased reservoir level at Tarbela and Mangla dams, more water outflows as per indent by the Indus River System Authority (IRSA), and effective operations at the hydel power stations owned by WAPDA.
Official sources also stated that the installed capacity of WAPDA hydel power stations had increased to 9,389MWs. They added that this was possible due to the phased completion of three mega hydropower projects. The officials revealed that these projects included Neelum Jhelum, Golen Gol, and the Tarbela 4th Extension project.