Third power starts generation, Neelum Jhelum power generation increases to 726MW

The power generation from strategically important Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project has increased to 726 MW on 10th July. At present, three out of four units of the project i.e. Unit No. 2, 3 and 4 are contributing to the National Grid upto their maximum generation capacity.

Since its operation, Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project has provided about 336 million units of electricity to the system so far.

Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, constructed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on River Neelum, has an installed capacity of 969 MW. Four power generating units have been installed in the Power House, each of them having generation capacity of 242 MW. The project will provide about five billion units of electricity to the National Grid per annum. Annual benefits of the project have been calculated at Rs. 55 billion.