The 1118MW Kohala Hydropower Projecthas been listed as the “actively promote project” in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor since August, 2014. KOHALA Hydropower Project is located in north-east region of Pakistan, will be the second of six hydropower schemes planned to be built on the Jhelum River, which is a branch of the Indus River in AJK. The adjacent upstream project is the Chakothi-Hattian Hydropower Station and the adjacent downstream project is Mahl Hydropower Station.
The powerhouse of Kohala Hydropower Project is 85 km from Islamabad and 35 km from the upstream Muzaffarabad County. The dam site is 30 km from Muzaffarabad County. The catchment area of the dam site is 14,060 km2, with an average annual discharge is 302 m3/s and average annual runoff is 9.52 billion m3. The objective of the project development is to generate power with a reservoir operational water level of 907 m and reservoir capacity of 19.90 million m3.
The total installed capacity of the hydropower station will be 1,118 MW, comprising 1,100 MW (4 x 275 MW) installed capacity for the main power station and 18 MW (2 x 9 MW) installed capacity for the ecological flow power station. The average annual energy generation of the main power station will be 5.079 billion kWh, with 122 MW guaranteed output and 4,617 hours of capacity utilization.
The average annual energy generation of the ecological flow power station will be 95 million kWh, with 8.4 MW guaranteed output and 5,280 hours of yearly utilization hours of installed capacity. The total annual generating capacity of the main power station and ecological flow power station will be 5.174 billion kWh.