Inventory of visualized hydropower plants in the upper Indus basin

Updated Date: 1/5/2024 10:49:07 AM

This database was compiled under WP-2 of the SustainIndus project between August 2019 and August 2021 to consolidate publicly available information on hydropower projects in various stages of development in the upper Indus basin in national and global datasets. The database is developed with the objective of quantifying and characterizing the visualised hydropower potential which is defined as the total potential of existing and future hydropower plants that are have been envisioned in publicly available national documents. Future hydropower plants entail plants that may be under construction, planned plants in other stages of development or raw plants that have been shortlisted by government studies but may not have clarity on if and when they will materialize. The effort manually validated the quality of four parameters: geo-reference (latitude-longitude), development status, plant capacity and annual energy generation. Many other plant parameters found in the review have also been consolidated for future use here.