Peshawar: The commercial operation of energy generated by the 17 MW Ranolia Hydro Power Project has begun, according to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government.

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The dam, which is being built in Kohistan District, is estimated to bring in Rs416 million per year for the province. The Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO), a subsidiary of the provincial ministry of energy, oversaw the construction of the Power Project. The project has been completed, according to the company.

It is a run-of-the-river type hydropower facility with a total producing capacity of 17 megawatts, according to the project’s Resident Engineer, Syed Aziz Ahmed. It is located in the Kohistan District of the Province, alongside Ranolia Khwar, a subsidiary of Dabir Khwar.

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The project’s power has been connected to the national grid, and it has begun to earn an annual revenue of Rs. 416 million, according to Ahmed. He praised the consulting firm’s and field staff’s efforts on the project, and expressed the hope that the power plant would serve as a “milestone” for the region’s and province’s economic development.

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