Load shedding to increase as WAPDA announces closure of Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Station

LAHORE – Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Station will stop electricity generation during the current low-flow season from January 10 for inspection of its 3.5 kilometer long tailrace tunnel.
The low water flows in the rivers during low-flow season is considered to be ideal for inspection of hydel power stations, therefore, inspection of many hydel power stations is carried out during this period.

Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Station on average will generate 90 megawatt (MW) of electricity during the month of January.

As such, the closure of Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Station due to inspection of tailrace tunnel, will impact only 90 MW hydel share to the National Grid.