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Dargai Hydropower Plant

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Status  Operational
Impounds  Swat River
Opening date  December 1952
Impound  Swat River
Dargai Hydropower Plant
Official name  Dargai Hydropower Plant (Malakand-II)
Location  Dargai, Malakand District, KPK, Pakistan
Name  Dargai Hydropower Plant (Malakand-II)
Owner  Water and Power Development Authority
Similar  Allai Khwar Hydropower Plant, New Bong Escape Hydropo, Darawat Dam, Nai Gaj Dam

Dargai (Malakand-II) Hydropower Plant (MHPP-II) is a small, low-head, run-of-the-river hydroelectric power generation station of 20 megawatt generation capacity (four units of 5.0 MW each), located at Dargai, Malakand District, KPK province of Pakistan on the flows of Swat River and about 210 km from Pakistan's Capital Islamabad, 45 km from the city of Mardan. It is a small hydel power generating plant constructed and put in commercial operation on December 1952 generating Average Annual yield of 162 million units (GWh) of much needed least expensive electricity.

Salient Technical Features

Installed Capacity: 20 MW (4 Units of 5.0 MW each)
Annual Net Electrical Output: 162 GWh
Design Discharge: 34 m3/s (8.5 m3/s per unit)
Rated Net: Head 76.8 m
Generation Voltage: 11 kV
Transmission Voltage: 132 kV

References

Dargai Hydropower Plant Wikipedia


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