Tarbela 5th Extension Project to add another 1530 MW to national grid system

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (Alliance News): Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project will enhance power generation of Tarbela Power House 1530 Megawatt (MW), paying a way to increase cumulative power generation of Tarbela dam frm 4888 MW to 6418 MW.

Official sources told Alliance News here that, the Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project is being developed at Tunnel No 5 of the Tarbela dam and would contribute 1.347 billion low cost green and clean units to the national grid system.

Currently, vigorous work was being carried out at all key sites including powerhouse, tail race tunnel and downstream coffer dam etc, official sources told Alliance News here.

Excavation of the powerhouse and the tail race tunnel as well as slope stabilization for the switch yard were also in progress besides modification in the existing Tunnel No. 5, they said.

Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project is a component of green, clean and least-cost energy generation plan, WAPDA is implementing on priority.

World Bank is providing US$ 390 million and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank US$ 300 million for construction of the project. Electricity generation from the project will start in 2025.


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