Power generation at Kaptai plant drops
- Feb 8, 2023 1:42 am GMT
ATM Abduzzaher, managing engineer of
However, it has the capacity to produce 240 MW power from five generators but only one generator is active now, he said.
Meanwhile, contacted, manager (acting) and executive engineer of
'We've done some repair work in the first unit and it will resume shortly. However, we can't operate the other three units due to lack of water in the lake,' said Jalal.
If the authorities concerned would be able to operate five generators at a time, then it could be possible to produce 242 MW power but due to water crisis, only the No 2 generator is active, he added.
There is no hope to increase the water level as there is no possibility of rainfall activities.
Meanwhile, 5 MW power is being produced from solar panel adjacent to the main dam of the lake and it total only 45 MW power is being generated from the power station which is being added to the national grid.
According to data from the control room of the power plant, the amount of water in
A total of 240MW electricity can be produced by the five units of the hydropower station. However, both power production and navigation get disrupted during the dry season which lasts from October to February. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from The New Nation. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at email@example.com
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