The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has devised a comprehensive hydropower generation expansion plan to increase hydel energy share from existing 9406MW to 20,591MW by 2028-29.

Official sources told APP that the share of hydel energy would be added in two phases.

Under 1st phase, the share of hydel energy would be enhanced from 9406MW to 12,366MW by 2025 and in next phase it would be jacked up to 20,591MW till 2028-29.

The WAPDA officials said, at present, hydel share in overall energy mix stood at 31 per cent with annual energy generation of 37 billion units.

The WAPDA, under its generation plan would add 17 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity raising the number of units from 37 to 54 billion by the year 2025.

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