Fire disrupts power generation in Nuwakot

Published On: January 3, 2019 09:56 AM NPT

BETRAWATI, Jan. 3: Power generation from Trishuli Hydropower Centre in Nuwakot district has disrupted following a fire in the powerhouse occurred last evening.

As a result, 53 MW of electricity (including 21 MW from Trishuli and 14 MW from Devighat Hydropower) and has been disconnected from the national transmission line.  

Chief of Trishuli Hydropower Tara Dutta Bhatta said that a generator of 6.6 KV of Breaker No. 6 was completely destroyed in the fire that happened following the excessive heat generation in the electricity transmitter. 

Bhatta added that around 10 million rupees would incur to repair the damaged equipment while around a week is expected to take to resume the power transmission from the Centre. 

Earlier, fires had occurred on July 10 and November 24, 2018, in the powerhouse. RSS


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