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Power generation at Kaptai plant plummets

Published : 07 Feb 2023 10:17 PM | Updated : 08 Feb 2023 03:55 PM

The power generation at the hydro power station in Kaptai has been falling due to scarcity of water.

ATM Abduzzaher, managing engineer of Kaptai Hydro Power Station, said only 40 MW power is being produced from the power station due to lack of water as the water receded to 15 feet below from the rule carve.

However, it has the capacity to produce 240 MW power from five generators but only one generator is active now, he said.

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.


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