Neelum Jhelum project contributes 484MW to national grid

LAHORE: In yet another significant development, the contribution of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project to the national grid has increased to 484MW, as two units of the project (Unit No. 2 and Unit No. 3) are now generating power to their maximum capacity.

After successfully completing the reliability period, the Unit No. 3 has been formally taken over by Wapda for its operation. Having being successfully tested on various load rejection, the Unit No. 2 is generating electricity on its 72-hour reliability run.

The Unit No. 4 is getting ready for one-month reliability test period. While, the Unit No. 1 is undergoing through various tests in accordance with the contractual obligations and expected to go on trial generation during next month. The 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is thus expected to generate power up to its maximum generation capacity by September. So far, it has provided over 311 million units of electricity to the national grid.

Published in Business Recorder, 8th July, 2018