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Hydro Energy

A hydropower source of energy is well known in Pakistan and there is ever growing experience in this sector to develop the hydropower potential indigenously in the country. The total Hydropower resources is estimated at about 50,000 MW. Most of the resources lie in the North of the country, which offers sites for large scale (100 MW to 7,000 MW) power projects. Smaller (less than 50 MW) sites are available throughout the country. In addition, canal system with total of 58,450 km watercourses, farm channels and field ditchers running another 160,000 km in length has a huge hydropower potential at numerous sites/locations on each site, ranging from 1 MW to more than 10 MW hydel plants can be installed.

Small Hydro Potential in Pakistan

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