China-built hydropower station in operation

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Added On April 15, 2018

The Neelum-Jhelum project, one of the largest hydropower stations in Pakistan, has seen its first turbine generator officially start supplying electricity to the national grid.
 
The project, about 200 kilometers northeast of Islamabad, has four generators with a total capacity of 969 megawatts. 
 
The project was constructed by China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd. 
 
The Chinese contractor said the second generator will start trial operation this month, followed by the third and fourth units in the latter half of the year.
   
Designed to generate 5.15 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, the project aims to ease power shortages in part of Pakistan and is estimated to generate a fiscal revenue of 442 million U.S. dollars.