LAHORE - In yet another development, the second unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, which went into trial generation two days ago, achieved full generation capacity of 242 MW Tuesday after having been tested successfully with 100 percent load rejection.

Earlier, the first unit of Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project started electricity generation on trial basis on April 9, while the project was formally inaugurated on April 13, 2018. The project has so far injected over one million units of hydel electricity into the National Grid.

The first and second units of the project are expected to start their commercial operation soon.

Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is considered to be an engineering marvel, with 90percent of the project being underground in the high mountainous areas. The project will provide about five billion units of electricity annually to the National Grid. The benefits of the project have been estimated at Rs.55 billion per annum.