TARBELA DAM PROJECT

USAID is supporting the Government of Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority by rehabilitating the Tarbela Hydroelectric Power Station, located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Tarbela was originally capable of generating 3,478 megawatts (MW), but its capacity decreased over time as equipment aged. By upgrading three of 14 generator units, the Tarbela Dam Rehabilitation Project will restore 128 MW of generation capacity and add 561 million kilowatt hours of energy per year. This is enough to supply electricity to 1.2 million people.
 
Objectives
 
The project seeks to mitigate Pakistan's energy shortage by adding 128 megawatts to the national grid through the rehabilitation of Tarbela Dam.
 
Main Activities
  • Fund the modernization of three generators by replacing old windings.
  • Install digital governors, which is a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and supply essential spare parts.
  • Provide capacity building to plant operators.

 

Last updated: July 28, 2016

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