The 1,124 MW Kohala Hydropower Project is likely to be completed by December 2025 with the cost of $2.4 billion. The annual generation capacity of run-of-the-river project is 4,800 GWh, said an official source.
The diversion dam site is on Jhelum River near Sarran Village 40 km upstream from Muzaffarabad and a 20 km long tunnel connects to the powerhouse which is located at Barsala, 7 km upstream from Kohala Bridge.
The Kohala hydroelectric scheme will have a gravity, roller-concrete compacted dam on the upper branch of the Jhelum, 40 km from Muzaffarabad. —APP