MANGLA: The Neelum-Jhelum project has achieved the important target of providing 8 billion units of electricity to the national grid. The project achieved this target in July and October 2019, despite Indian shelling in the project area and the recent Corona epidemic.
The project has generated revenue of Rs 80 billion. Engineers and staff are running the project diligently despite difficult circumstances.
The Neelum-Jhelum project has achieved this important goal despite the fact that during July and October 2019, India shelled the other side of the LoC and the Chinese workers working on the project were given the project for their protection. The Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project is operational according to its designed capacity and the engineers and staff of Neelum-Jhelum and WAPDA are running the project diligently and efficiently despite difficult conditions.
The Neelum Jhelum project, built in a rugged mountainous region, is considered an engineering masterpiece. 90% of the project is underground. It has four generation units and each unit has a generating capacity of 242.25 MW. The first unit of the project started generating electricity in April 2018.
After the completion and operation of all the four units, the Neelum Jhelum project generated 969 MW of electricity at its full capacity for the first time on August 14, 2018. It is noteworthy that the project generated up to 1,040 MW of electricity on April 9, 2019, which reflects the high efficiency of the project's electromechanical equipment, especially turbines. The required amount of water is available and Neelum Jhelum is generating 969 MW of electricity at its full capacity.