Neelum-Jhelum Project's Power Intake System completed

Neelum-Jhelum Project's Power Intake System completed

LAHORE: Power Intake System of Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) at dam site has been completed with the operationalization of the third de-sander in order to meet water requirement for generating power from all units of the project.

The de-sanders have been constructed with project's dam to divert water from reservoir to the water way system comprising 52-kilometer long tunnel system to generate electricity at the power house .

At present, three units of Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project have been generating power, therefore, impounding level in the reservoir has also been enhanced to meet the increased water demands of all units in operation, said a spokesman of WAPDA (Water and Power Development Authority) here on Wednesday.

He mentioned that NJHP had three main components - dam and de-sander, water way system and power house . The dam and three de-sanders had been constructed across Neelum River at Nauseri in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, he said and added that concrete and rock filled dam was 60 meter high and 261 meter long.

Maximum water storage capacity of the reservoir, he continued, was 10 million cubic meter, while maximum operation level of the reservoir was 1015 meter above mean sea level.

At present, water level in the reservoir was 1006.5 meter above mean sea level as per the demand of power house . As many as 70 cubic meter per second water out flow was required to generate power from each unit installed at the power house , he concluded.