Reservoir filling starts at Neelum Jhelum

17 October 2017

Reservoir filling has started at the 969MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project in Pakistan, as the project nears completion.

Located on the river Neelum in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K), the project is in its final stage of development. The first unit at the four-unit project is expected to come online in February 2018, with the remaining three ready for test run by April 2018.

The project features a 60m high, 160m long dam with a total storage of 8207 acre feet. The water level at the dam is expected to be raised by 1-3m per day, local media reported.

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