Power generation from Lower Modi hydel project suspended for three weeks

Published On: September 24, 2021 12:15 PM NPT By: Republica

PARBAT, Sept 24: The Lower Modi-1 Hydropower Project in Parbat district that was damaged by floods on September 2 is yet to resume power generation.

The project officials said that immediate resumption of power generation from the project is unlikely as the damage from the flood is huge. 

The floods have damaged the project's canal, dam, walls, slabs and other structures. 

However, the powerhouse of the project is unaffected by the flood but it could take more time to supply water from the canal.

Likewise, a tower of the 132 KV transmission line linking the powerhouse to Modi substation collapsed in the disaster, making the power resumption more tough. The project said that around Rs 15 million is likely to cost for the development of a tower. 

United Modi Hydropower Company's Managing Director Upendra Gautam said that the company has been suffering a daily loss of Rs 1 million after the suspension in power generation. He added that the total damage was evaluated at over Rs 50 million.

(With Inputs from RSS)

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