Green and Alternative Energy Solutions

Our Alternate Energy Initiatives

Being a learning organization, SRSP, in following years, through available resources improved technical and technological aspects to enhance efficiency of these MHPs. SRSP, as of today, is the largest non government organization proactive in promoting and supporting renewable, clean, and sustainable energy. SRSP has constructed 332 micro hydro projects, as of July 2017, benefiting approximately 900,000 population in rural areas of Malakand Division and Northern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“In recent years Renewable Energy  become one of SRSP largest portfolios”

In early 2000s SRSP, based on learning from local and regional experiences, initiated two micro hydro projects in union council Koh and Ayun, District Chitral. These MHPs, using locally manufactured technology, produced 80KW clean and renewable energy to benefit at least 1,000 rural poor. Initiation of these two proto-type MHPs as a ‘starting step’ was indeed a ‘giant leap’ in future.

Electricity in Serai Swat

Life in Serai no longer comes to a complete stand still at dusk. Streets and shops remain open during the evening as the people work to complete their chores, and students stay up to complete their school work. The poverty stricken community no longer spends huge amounts on buying kerosene, fuel wood or gas cylinders.

New Opportunities

“We used to lit our houses in night by using the fire of wood of pine trees and the that was the only affordable source of light we had as the kerosene oil was too expensive and we cannot afford it to use for light”

Energy lies at the heart of one of Rural KP biggest challenges.
How we are transforming the Rural Landscape

Key Facts


Micro Hydro Projects

29 MW

Electricity Generated


People Benefited

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1.2 Megawatts Ashuran Power Station Inaugurated In Kalam

1.2 Megawatts Ashuran Power Station Inaugurated In Kalam

The 1.2 megawatts Ashuran power house established in Kalam area of Swat with the cooperation of European Union was inaugurated on Wednesday.The project set up by Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) was inaugurated by the EU envoy. The SRSP said about 3,000 families...

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UPPER DIR, 24 September: District Nazim Upper Dir, Sahibzada Fasihullah, has inaugurated 600KW hydro-power house over Usheri River in Almas area which would be built in collaboration of European Union and Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).The construction of power...

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Microhydel Project in Upper Chitral

Microhydel Project in Upper Chitral

About 90 Households now enjoy access to electricity in mountain village Smitch in Terich valley district Upper Chitral. Collective effort has resulted in the establishment of 30 KW Micro Hydro Power Station (MHP) in the village. The hydel station was completed with a...

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Our Impact

SRSP has built over 332 Microhydro units in the mountainous region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, supplying off-grid communities with cheap, environmental friendly and uninterrupted power supply. So far 28 Megawatt electricity is generated and is supporting over a population of 900,000 people. These projects have played an important role in improving health facilities, studying and have generated economic growth, witnessed by the rise of enterprises, hotel industry and flour mills and a multitude of new business startups.They have also led to reduction in Fossil Fuel usage and relieving pressure on precious forest areas.

SRSP contribution in renewable energy has not only been acknowledged by Donor agencies, but also by leading International organizations like ASHDEN which awarded its most prestigious award to to SRSP in 2015. SRSP Microhydro initiatives have also been inducted into GNESD Energy Access Knowledge Base

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A decade of SRSP’s efforts in Renewable and Sustainable Energy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA