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Hydel Electricity

Massive power outage plunges Pakistan into darkness

January 25, 2015 - Islamabad(AFP)- Pakistan was plunged into darkness after a breakdown of a key power transmission line in the southern part of the country early today, another blinding reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis. The power failure, one of the worst in the country has experienced, has caused power to be cut in major cities throughout the country including the capital Islamabad. The blackout began when a 500 kva transmission line carrying electricity from the…

WAPDA delivers 31.28bn units low-cost hydel electricity in 2014

Friday, 23 January 2015 ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) hydel power stations delivered more electricity during 2014 as compared to year 2013 and contributed 31.289 billion units to the national grid system. Offical sources told APP here," WAPDA contributed 31.289 billion units of hydel electricity in 2014 as compared to 30.903 billion units in year 2013. This represents an increase of 386 million units". This increased generation was made possible owing to…

Rs 13.7 billion allocated for Diamer-Basha Dam project: Wapda chief

October 23, 2012: Federal government has allocated about Rs 13.78 billion for 4500 MW-Diamer-Basha Dam Project during the fiscal year 2012-13. The project is being implemented on priority basis. These views were expressed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Raghib Shah while talking to Gilgit Baltistan Works Minister Bashir Ahmed, Health Minister Haji Gulber Khan and Taxation and Minerals Minister Muhammad Naseer Khan, who called on him Monday. The Chairman…

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