Ministry of Water & Power

NEPRA Mechanism for Determination of Tariff for Hydro Power Projects

    INTRODUCTION

Conservative estimates show total hydroelectric potential in the country to be 45000 MW. This consists of all categories of hydropower plants, including storage-based, run of the river, high head and low head schemes in the mountainous regions, as well as on rivers and canals in the plains. The present installed hydroelectric capacity of 6,608 MW amounts to less than 15% of the identified potential. The present shortage and future growth in electricity not only requires induction of new power plants in immediate terms but additional capacity is also needed over medium to long term horizon. Hydroelectric being a renewable form of energy is certainly recognized as one of the most attractive options for the future supply mix. 

 NEPRA Mechanism for Determination of Tariff for Hydro Power Projects