As water streams increase with the beginning of summer, the Neelum Jhelum hydropower venture (NJHP) contacted its most maximum generation capacity of 969 megawatt by and by on Friday. Every one of the four units have begun running on full force (installed capacity) of 242.25 megawatt each.
The venture had begun with the commissioning of its first unit on April 13 last year. A phased commissioning of the three other units was completed by Aug 14, when the project generated electricity to its maximum capacity (969MW).
Be that as it may, the power generation descended in view of low water streams amid the winter.
“Since its commissioning in April 2018, the NJHP has so far injected over 2.1 billion units (kWh) into the national grid,” according to a press release of the Water and Power Development Authority.
The venture, developed on Neelum stream in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has a dam at Nauseri, an underground waterway framework comprising of 52-km-long passages, and an underground powerhouse at Chattar Kalas.
“The project provides about 4.6 billion units of electricity to the national grid every year and significantly contributes to meet the electricity requirements of the country,” the press release said.
The project’s power house was shut down on Jan 5 in order to carry out an inspection — a contractual obligation. The four units remained closed for 29 days till Feb 2.
Before going into full activity with four power producing units, the venture confronted many hiccups. In May a year ago, the business activity of its fourth unit, which was put on a preliminary run the earlier month, was procrastinated on for four months after specialists recognized some technical issues in the machine amid tests and looked for substitution of certain parts.
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