ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has been ranked third on this planet for newly installed hydropower capability, much ahead of the United States and India. Out of the highest 20 countries which installed new hydro capacity right through 2018, Pakistan, with the brand new put in capacity of 2487MW, has been ranked 3rd, just at the back of China and Brazil which might be ranked 1st and 2d respectively in the list, declared via the International Hydropower Association (IHA) in its not too long ago issued report titled 2019: Hydropower Status Report – Sector Trends and Insights.
Formed underneath the auspices of UNESCO in 1995 as a discussion board to advertise and disseminate good observe about hydropower, IHA champions steady growth and sustainable practices around the sector.
India with 535 MW new put in capability is ranked 8th whilst US with 141MW is ranked 15th of the list. Listing down best 20 international locations through newly installed capability, the IHA states in its file that Pakistan managed so as to add 2487MW of environment-friendly hydel electricity in 2018 following China and Brazil at the first and second rung that added 8540MW and 3866 MW to their programs respectively.
Turkey with an addition of 1085 MW and Angola with an addition of 668 MW remained at 4th and fifth positions respectively as far as newly put in hydro capacity is concerned. The neighbouring India stood on the eighth position that might succeeded in adding 535 MW hydel electrical energy to its device not too long ago.
It is pertinent to say here that the entire new hydro initiatives had been initiated and finished all through the tenure of earlier government of PML(N). As in step with the IHA document, electricity generation from hydropower tasks accomplished a record four,200 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018, the best possible ever contribution from a renewable power supply, as worldwide installed hydropower capacity climbed to one,292 GW, in line with the record .
China added the most capacity with the installation of eight,540 megawatts (MW), followed by way of Brazil (three,866 MW), Pakistan (2,487 MW), Turkey (1,085 MW), Angola (668 MW), Tajikistan (605 MW), Ecuador (556 MW), India (535 MW), Norway (419 MW) and Canada (401 MW).Brazil has now overtaken the United States as the second one biggest manufacturer of hydroelectricity by way of installed capability, after 3,055 MW was once put into operation final year at the 11,000 MW Belo Monte advanced within the country’s northeast.
During the yr 2018, Pakistan has successfully completed and commissioned three long-delayed mega hydropower tasks with cumulative era capability of 2487 MW. The new initiatives come with the commissioning of the 108 MW-Golen Gol hydropower mission, 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension and the 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum hydropower projects.
The general installed technology capacity of hydroelectric energy in Pakistan surged to 9389 MW from 6902 MW, registering an build up of 36 percent in just one yr. It may be value to mention right here that from 1958 to 2017 in 59 years of its inception WAPDA may just arrange to take its hydel generation to 6902 MW.
According the reliable estimates Pakistan has an indentified possible of producing 60000 MW of cheap hydel electrical energy.