The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) of Pakistan has received applications from Pakhtunkhwa Hydel Development Organization (PHYDO), for the construction of new small hydroelectric projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The two proposed hydroelectric facilities with a total installed capacity of 19.6MW are valued at approximately $63m, reports the hydroworld.com.

These new hydroelectric projects include a 2.6MW project in the Mardan district and a 17MW plant in Kohistan.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the northwest region of Pakistan has a potential of hydroelectric activity, with the existing Tarbela and Warsak projects.

According to Sarhad Hydel Development Organization, the country may add approximately 6,000MW of hydro power over the next coming years.