Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The first unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) has successfully completed reliability test on Friday, paving the way for its commercial operation.

A spokesman for WAPDA said in a statement, that under the protocols, the unit will now be checked completely and adjustments if any will be carried out by the manufacturer.

He said that the first unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project was synchronized with the system on April 9.

The second unit was scheduled in May, however, WAPDA succeeded in commissioning this unit for trial generation ahead of schedule and synchronized it with the National Grid on April 22.

He said that both generating units have provided around 20 million units of electricity to the National Grid during their test run.

The 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project has four generating units, each of them have generation capacity of 242.25 MW.

He said that Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project will contribute about 5 billion units of electricity to the National Grid annually.

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