On the left tributary of Indus River,12 km upstream of Patan Town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to Duber Khwar and 335 km from Islamabad
Salient Features
  • Installed Capacity

665 MW  lower palas
  • Annual Energy

2,590 GWh
  • Objectives

To Generate Electricity

Scope of Work

Implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project

Commencement Date


Completion Date

5 years after commencement

Financial Status (Rs. Million)

Local Foreign Total

Approved PC-II Cost (07.03.2005)

83.566 113.118 196.684


  • Feasibility Study of Lower Palas Valley HPP finalized in June 2010 by a Joint Venture of M/s ILF (Germany), Poyry (Austria) and ACE (Pakistan) through grant.
  • Asian Development Bank has shown interest in Technical Appraisal of the Project and to consider the Project into their pipeline for co-financing. ADB has short-listed an Individual Consultant to carryout due-diligence of the Feasibility Study of the project.
  • PC-II for Detailed Engineering Design, preparation of Tender Documents submitted to Chief Engineer Advisor/ Chairman FFC, MoWR on 19.03.2019.
  • WAPDA vide letter dated 28.06.2019 has requested Secretary, MoWR to approach Govt. KP for arranging NOC for implementation of Lower Palas Hydropower Project.
  • WAPDA has requested MoWR to approach EAD for arranging Project Readiness Financing from ADB for Patan and Lower Palas Hydropower Projects vide letter dated 19.07.2019.
  • PC-II has been sent to MoWR on 22.07.2019 for onward submission to Planning Commission for approval.
  • 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.  
  • Govt. of KP requested Federal Minister (Water Resources) to hand over Lower Palas (Chor Nullah), HPP to GoKP vide letter dated 02.11.2020.
  • In response, WAPDA requested Secretary, MoWR “that a clear policy regarding project size limit may be devised through Federal Government to handle the project by Provincial Government on the analogy of upto 50 MW projects be handles by the provinces in nineties, Please”, vide letter dated 21.12.2020.
Incharge of the Project     
Engr. Muhammad Abid Sheikh
General Manager (Hydro) Planning,
Contact No. 0092-42-99202717


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