Hydel generation resumes

Published: 01st September 2012 10:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2012 10:55 AM   |  A+A-

After almost a month’s gap, hydel power generation at Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar began here on Friday.

Officials were able to generate four to five million units of power on Thursday and Friday.

 With the irrigation officials releasing one thousand metric cubic feet (tmcft) of water daily for agricultural purposes, the flow was being utilised for the power generation.

 “If there are inflows into Srisaialam and Nagarjuna Sagar, power generation will continue,” an APGenco official told Express.

 He added that the power generation would have to be stopped if the water level at Srisailam touched 835 feet again.

 As against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 885 feet, the present level on Friday was 838.7 feet. Inflows into Srisailam were 8,548 cubic feet per second (cusecs) and outflows were 3,786 cusecs.

As against the FRL of 590 feet, the level at Nagarjuna Sagar Project was 509.6 feet. Inflows were 844 cusecs and outflows were 1,065 cusecs.

At Ramagundam NTPC however, due to a technical snag, power generation was stopped at 200 MW on Friday. On the other hand, the power woes continued to haunt consumers. As against the demand of 270.18 million units, the power utility was able to generate only 207.18 MU; a deficit of 63 MU.

A 500 MW power unit in VTPS, Vijayawada was under shutdown for overhaul from August 10.

 Another unit of Ramagundam of 62.5 MW was under outage due to auxiliary power supply failed on August 31.

Machkund is generating 0.83 MU, Tungabhadra 0.72 MU, Upper Sileru 0.16 MU, Lower Sileru 2.61 MU, Jurala 0.22 MU, Penna Ahobilam 0.06 MU and Mini Hydro 0.01 MU.

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