Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing
The national peak power demand forecast figure is 12,800 MW as against the available power of less than 4,000 MW. This calls for newer power projects to be implemented. It has been proposed to utilize the waters of the dam to generate hydroelectric power to boost power supply within the environs of the dam.
It is proposed that the waters shall be diverted from the outlet portal of the dam via a 165m long pressurized reducer pipe to feed the penstock. The proposed reducer pipe shall have an inlet diameter of 3,000mm and an outlet diameter of 2,000mm. The proposed penstock is 10m in length with a 1,500mm diameter. The location of the penstock has been proposed on the right side of the irrigation canal at an average elevation of El. 218m. The tail water level is around 16m below the irrigation canal. Hence, the usage of water is exclusive, for power generation or irrigation, as the water discharged in the tail race cannot be diverted back to the main canal due to the difference in head.
Information will be published as soon as it is available.
To attract private sector technical expertise and financial resources for the generation and distribution of power to industrial and domestic consumers. The model is finance, build, own, operate, train, transfer.
An EIA audit was conducted.
The OBC has been granted a Certificate of Compliance, 11th May 2016
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