KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Kaligandaki 'A' Hydropower Center, under the ownership of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), with a capacity of 144 megawatts, will be closed for maintenance for three days. The first unit powerhouse of Main Inlet Vulb-MIV faced leakage of water from 11 pm on Thursday. The production of electricity has been halted due to the leakage.
The powerhouse of Mirmi, Syangja has three units of 48 megawatts each. Maintenance of one unit requires closure of the other units, so the production of electricity was halted. The electricity produced from the center is transferred to Pokhara and Butwal.
According to Kulman Ghising, executive director of NEA, after the production of electricity is stopped, industrial customers of the western region may face power cut during evening peak time.
“As the demand of electricity is low during holidays, we are doing maintenance during the holidays. The flow of water has increased and the production of electricity from other powerhouses has increased as well. We are working to make sure that customers will not face problems in the supply of electricity,” said Ghising.