While the country faces a major power crisis Ahmedabad has electricity 24-7. Ahmedabad is a small village in Gilgit Baltistan and their community-run micro hydropower station was built in 2008 by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme with backing from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.
The Dam produces about 190 kilowatts of electricity an hour, which is enough to supply power to 144 homes in Ahmedabad and nearly 110 in the nearby villages of Sultanabad and Faizabad. Significantly improving the lifestyles of people of Ahmedabad who previously had to walk miles to fetch firewood, now they can run their businesses day and night without interruption and cook on electric stoves.
The plant has also improved education prospects and has slowed deforestation. Cutting landslide risks and using naturally running water the plant is eco friendly, and has improved the natural environmental balance as more trees are left standing to hold the soil and contributing massively to the global community.