Due to heavy inflows of around 90,000 cusecs, the project was storing 72 TMC against its full reservoir level of 77.988 TMC.
The Genco Board meeting was held at Vidyut Soudha under the chairmanship of TS Genco and Transco Chairman and Managing Director Devulapalli Prabhakar Rao on Saturday.
However, after the mock drill was over, TS Genco and Transco Chairman and Managing Director Devulapalli Prabhakar Rao clarified that it was not an accident.
The inflow to Prakasam Barrage has also come down and was around 35,000 cusecs at 6 pm. The outflow was recorded to be 53,000 cusecs.
The staff had panicked as flames began spreading in all directions.
According to CID, negligence in replacing batteries and failing to use fire safety equipment led to the conflagration
Four gates of Srisailam were opened on Wednesday as flood discharge to the reservoir once again increased from projects in the upper Krishna basin.
Raju expressed satisfaction over the safety measures at the project, SRBHES chief engineer PVL Narasimha Rao said.
The outflow was a little under 69,000 cusecs with water being used by the power house and pumped to the canals. The Central Water Commission, however, advised caution due to the rainfall warning.
For obtaining technical details, the CID officials are holding talks with independent experts to find out the actual processes involved in generation of the hydel power and what had gone wrong and whe
Sources said the team also shot questions about whether any precautionary measures were in place and who was responsible for it.
Rao said the Srisailam power plant coming to a halt would not affect the power availability in the State.
With Srisailam hydel power generation stalled, officials would be forced to increase the thermal power generation to compensate the loss of around 10-15 million units of hydel power.
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Repair works will be taken up at hydel plant shortly, after which power generation will be resumed, say sources