Neelum-Jhelum project to begin operations in Feb 2018

The 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project is fast heading towards completion, as dry testing of electro-mechanical equipment installed at the power house and the switch yard is in progress, said Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Muzammil Hussain during his visit to the site.

The chairman was briefed on the overall progress of the project, which stands at 95.4%. The dam has been substantially completed while reservoir impounding will commence in the first week of the month. The water way system for diverting water from the reservoir to the power house will be completed by end December 2017, whereas wet commissioning of the generating unit will start in February 2018.

Published in The Express Tribune, 30th September, 2017