Rural Electrification


Pakistan is facing severe energy crisis. It is more pronounced in isolated rural areas, despite the cheap and renewable potential of hydro-electricity. SRSP under PEACE is working to provide Electricity to such areas in Malakand.

Over the next four years SRSP with EU support plans to install 240 micro-hydro projects (MHPs) with an installed capacity of 21 MW.

Microhydro Initiatives of SRSP under EU Funded PEACE Programme

SRSP has initiated/completed 99 micro hydro projects to provide clean, renewable and sustainable energy in six districts of Malakand Division.  The initiated/completed projects have a potential to generate 15.9 megawatt electricity benefiting, over 42,000 household (310,900 population) off grid population. This programme will cover over 62% off grid population through these MHPs. The partnership between EU and SRSP under PEACE programme has resulted in improving existing technology and bringing in technical and technological improvements to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of these hydro projects. The completed and operational projects are managed by Rural Communities through a process of Community based operation and maintenance mechanism. This ensures an effective local mechanism to generate resources and develop technical capacity of local communities to manage these micro hydro projects in the long run.

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