Lower Spat Gah
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Lower Spat Gah

On the left tributary of Indus River, located at 8 km downstream of Dasu town Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 35 km upstream of Patan town and 365 km from Islamabad.
Salient Features
  • Design Discharge

81 m3/sec  lower spat
  • Installed Capacity
496 MW
  • Annual Energy
2,007 GWh
  • Objectives
To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Implementation of Lower Spat Gah Hydropower Project
Commencement Date -
Completion Date 5 years after commencement
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-II Cost (07.03.2005) 82.735 94.976 177.711


  • WAPDA Authority in its meeting held on 31.08.2010 decided to implement Lower Spat Gah Scheme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. 
  • M/s KOMIPO-POSCO Engineering Consortium of Korea was selected as Private Sponsor
  • WAPDA vide letter dated 21.05.2018 requested Govt. of KP to depute a team of experts to resolve modalities and final ownership of the project.
  • WAPDA informed Govt. of KP on 21.02.2019 that ADB has shown interest in the implementation of Lower Palas, Patan and other Hydropower Projects on conventional mode. If Govt. of KP agrees, WAPDA will take up Spat Gah HPP with ADB for financing. The response from KP Govt. is still awaited.  
  • In response Govt. of KP informed vide letter dated 24.10.2019 that Govt. of KP intends to develop the Lower Spat Gah and Lower Palas HPPs through Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hydropower Policy-2016/PPP Act 2013 and consent required under Article 157(1) of the constitution may be considered as Nil.  
  • GoKP requested WAPDA to handover Feasibility Study to nominated Director Business Development vide letter dated 24.01.2020.
  • WAPDA turned down the request of GoKP vide letter dated 27.01.2020 and informed that WAPDA intends to develop the project under conventional mode through donor financing. If Govt. of KP is interested in the implementation of the Project, concurrence of MoWR, GoP may be sought before taking over the Project.
  • Govt. of KP Energy & Power Department again requested WAPDA to handover Feasibility Study vide letter dated 18.02.2020.
Incharge of the Project     
Mr. Muhammad Amin
General Manager (Hydro) Planning
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717
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