Quick depleting water degree in Rangamati’s Kaptai Lake is inflicting issues in energy technology on the nation’s solely hydropower station.
Contacted, Supervisor (Performing) and Govt Engineer of Karnafuli Hydroelectric Energy Station, Jalal Uddin, mentioned that from the 5 items, solely 40 megawatt electrical energy is being produced at this second from the second unit.
“We’ve achieved some restore work within the first unit and it’ll resume shortly. Nonetheless, we will’t function the opposite three items attributable to lack of water within the lake,” mentioned Jalal.
Based on information from the management room of the ability plant, the quantity of water in Kaptai Lake was 90.09 ft imply sea degree (MSL) until Sunday morning. It was purported to be 106.4 MSL as per the rule carve of the lake.
Kaptai Lake can comprise water as much as 109 MSL.
A complete of 240MW electrical energy may be produced by the 5 items of the hydropower station. Nonetheless, each energy manufacturing and navigation get disrupted in the course of the dry season which lasts from October to February.