Fire damages Kulekhani hydropower transformers

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    HETAUDA, APR 17 –

    Kulekhani Hydropower Project- IIPower generation at Kulekhani Hydropower Project- II at Bhainse VDC-1, Makawanpur district, has been disrupted since Tuesday night after three transformers there were damaged by a fire that broke out at 11.45 p.m. on Tuesday.

    The fire also damaged property worth 250 million rupees, besides leading to disruption in the generation of 32 Megawatt electricity, said Sarada Bikaram Malla, Administrative Officer at the Kulekhani Hydropower Project –II.

    The details on the damage caused by the fire would be available after an investigation committee constituted for that purpose submits its report, it is stated.

    Personnel of the Nepalese Army and Nepal Police and locals put off the fire after nearly two hours with the help of fire engines brought from Chitwan, Birgunj and Hetauda.

    Source : RSS

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    No additional power cut: NEA

    KATHMANDU: Bhuwan Kumar Chhetri, Chief of Load Dispatch Centre at Nepal Electricity Authority, said on Wednesday that the power utility will not increase outage hours. “The transformers in Kulekhani-II have been damaged in a fire but there will be nominal loss of power, about 250,000 units per hour,” Chhetri told THT, ruling out immediate increase in loadshedding hours. “However, we are yet to ascertain the exact amount of power deficit we will suffer from the damage in Kulekhani.” When asked how long it will take to repair or replace the damaged transformers, Chhetri said, “It is too early to say. NEA engineers have just started their investigation.” Officials said NEA will also request India to supply additional electricity.

    Source : THT