AJK plans major increase in hydel power generation

STAFF REPORT MIRPUR: In order to meet the increased demand of energy, the AJK government has kicked off an integrated plan to make AJK self-supported and self-sufficient in power production.

The phased-plan involves the utilization of huge available potential of hydel power generation with the coordination of the private power sector for not only to meet local need of 400 MW but also to assist Pakistan for meeting the required energy needs of the country an official told the media.

He said that under the plan the hydel power generation stations comprising the power production capacity of at least two to six megawatt of power are proposed to be established at the selected sites with the cooperation of the Private Power Production Board.

At the same time construction work is in full swing on mega hydel power generation project of 969 MW Neelam Jhelum Hydel power project in Muzaffarabad district.

The 135MW Hydel Power Project at Rajdadhani and 5-MW hydel power project at Jari Kass are also been launched in the public sector.

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