Safety concerns prompt shutdown of Neelum-Jhelum power plant

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ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) announced on Thursday that the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydro­power Project, valued at over Rs500 billion, has been completely shut down for inspection. The decision follows a major operational issue detected a month ago, leading to significant pressure fluctuations in the project’s headrace tunnel, Wapda said in a statement. It said that a comprehensive…

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Neelum-Jhelum Hydro­power Project Encounters Setback Again: Power Generation Decreases Post-Repair

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ISLAMABAD: The Neelum-Jhelum Hydro­power Project (NJHP), with a capacity of 969 megawatts and an estimated cost exceeding Rs510 billion, has faced a setback shortly after resuming full capacity operation following extensive repair works lasting nearly 20 months. The project had been closed in July 2022 due to significant cracks in its 3.5-kilometer tailrace tunnel (TRT). After 13 months of repair,…

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Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Plant Reaches Maximum Capacity, Generating 969MW

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The Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Plant has achieved a significant milestone by generating 969 megawatts (MW) of electricity at its full capacity, following the resumption of power generation earlier this month after inspection of its tail race tunnel. The project, located on the Neelum River in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), resumed electricity production after a comprehensive examination of its tunnel during…

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