Neelum Jhelum project’s 2nd unit starts generation on trial basis

LAHORE: In yet another development, the second unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, which went into trial generation two days ago, achieved full generation capacity of 242 MW on April 24 after having been tested successfully with 100% load rejection.

Earlier, the first unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project started electricity generation on trial basis on April 9 while the project was formally inaugurated on April 13, 2018. The project has so far injected over one million units of hydel electricity into the national grid. The first and second units of the project are expected to start their commercial operation soon.

The Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is located in the vicinity of Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The project comprises of four generating units – each of them having a generation capacity of 242.25 MW. All four units of the project are scheduled to be completed by July 2018.

Published in Business Recorder, 25th April, 2018