Neelum Jhelum yields Rs. 80 billion revenue in two years

Since commissioning of its first unit in April 2018, 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project has contributed more than 8 billion units to the national grid which translates to about Rs. 80 billion worth of revenue.

Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, one of the engineering marvels, has been constructed in a very difficult mountainous terrain and being 90 percent of the project underground. The project is comprised of a weir (dam), underground water way system of 52-kilometer long tunnels, an underground power house and a switch yard. The project, having four generating units of 242.25 MW capacity each, started electricity generation with commissioning of its first unit in April 2018. The project attained its maximum installed generation of 969 MW on August 14, 2018 with commissioning of its all four units.

It is worth mentioning here that Neelum Jhelum generated upto 1040 MW on April 9, 2019 beyond installed capacity of 969 MW, which reflects the efficiency of its turbines. Now-a-days, the project has been running on full load i.e. 969 MW in this high-flow season.