PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has completed work on Daral Khwar hydro power project that will generate 36.60 megawatt electricity.

Chief Executive Officer Syed Zainullah Shah of Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) said that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has granted license for power generation to PEDO for the project’s plant constructed at Daral Khwar near Bahrain in Swat district.

The officials said that KP will earn Rs1.20 billion annually as the project has started supplying power to national grid.

PEDO has identified around 6000 megawatt hydropower potential at various sites in province and the selected sites are at different stages of implementation, he said.

He said PEDO had carried out required Initial Environment Examination Study and obtained NOC from Environmental Protection Agency KP.

PEDO has successfully completed six small and medium sized hydel power projects including 81.00 MW Malakand-Ill, 18.00 MW Pehur, 1.80 MW Shishi, 4.20 MW Reshun, 2.40 MW Machai and 17.00 MW Ranolia Projects in the province.

Besides, Ronalia, Machi and Daral Khwar projects were completed with an estimated cost of around Rs15 billion in four years.

He said PEDO is currently working on several hydropower projects, which are at different stages of implementation and completion in Chitral, Dir, Swat, Mansehra and Kohistan.