LAHORE: The Water and also Power Development Authority (Wapda) claims it tape-recorded 8,854 megawatts of hydel power generation on Sunday evening– the highest possible peak-hour hydel generation of the year thus far, and 1,277 MW more than the degree accomplished on the very same day in 2015.
The generation included 4,926 MW by the Tarbela hydel power plant, which is 38MW more than the set up capacity of 4,888 MW.
“In 2015 (Sept 12 night), our maximum hydel generation was 7,577 MW that we surpassed on Sept 12 evening of 2021 by creating 8,854 MW,” Wapda Chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain told Dawn.
“Last year’s optimum hydel generation that we contributed to the national grid was 8,949 MW. We may exceed this number based on the accessibility of water, discharges, operation of turbines/machines like last year,” he added.
According to a spokesperson, the enhanced share of hydel power in the nationwide grid is mainly as a result of maximum power generation from Tarbela and also Tarbela 4th expansion hydel power stations. The hydel generation information during optimal hours revealed that Tarbela cumulatively created 4,926 MW, Mangla contributed 920MW, Ghazi Barotha 1,450 MW as well as Neelum Jhelum 850MW, while other hydel power stations cumulatively shared 708MW to the national grid.
Presently, Wapda possesses and also runs 22 hydel power plant, consisting of Neelum Jhelum, with a combined installed generation capability of 9,406 MW. These power stations give about 37 billion systems of power each year on an average to the national grid.