Kurram Garhi Hydel Power

Kurram Garhi Hydel Power

Kurram Garhi Power House is situated in North-West of Bannu district of Khyber Pukhtun-khwa at a distance of about 09 km from Bannu City. The 04 MW Kurram Garhi Hydel Power Station (Power House No.1&2) was constructed in cascade and commissioned in 1957 by NWFP Irrigation Department. Later on, these Power Houses were handed over to WAPDA on 05-10-1961.

Kurram garhi Hydel Power Station (4 MW) has been in operation since 1957, providing cheap Hydro Electric Power. Over the years, most of the major components of the plant have become obsolete technology, outlived their useful lives and deteriorated due to excessive wear & tear causing reduction in turbine efficiency and capacity of the plant to 3.5 MW.

Prime Minister of Pakistan, during a public meeting at Bannu on 3rd May, 2016 announced up-gradation of Kurram Garhi Hydel Power Station.

Rehabilitation and up-gradation of Kurram Garhi Hydel Power Station will enhance the capacity from 3.5 MW to 5 MW and provide more reliable & consistent power to the National Grid for another 30~40 years. Moreover, the project will also boost the voltage profile of the local region and help in eradicating energy shortage problems in the area. The estimated cost of the Project is PKR 1180.851 M and completion time is 3 years.

Financial Information


Base cost:

PKR 991.716 Million

Total Cost:

PKR 1180.851 Million



EIRR: 24.58%

Salient Features

Installed Capacity 5 MW
Number of Units Four (04) Horizontal Axis Francis Turbine
Total Available Flow 15.8 m3/sec (558 cusecs)
Each Unit Design Discharge 7.925 m3/sec
Gross Head 18.9 meter
Net Head 18.3 meter
Annual Energy 37 GWh

Present Status

  • PC-I of the Project was sent to MoW&P on 19.01.2017. MoW&P has cleared the same and forwarded the PC-I to Planning Commission on 10.03.2017 for scrutiny and clearance. Pre-CDWP Meeting was held 25.05.2017.

The EoI for shortlisting of Engineering Firms for the Consultancy Services for Detailed Engineering Design, Preparation of Tender Documents and Construction Supervision for Implementation is under evaluation.

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