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KATHMANDU: The Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is set to start a test production from today.
Issuing a notice, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) stated that the testing of the production will be done from June 27 to July 3, that includes management of the transmission line to connect the electricity produced by the project to the national grid.
Bigyan Shrestha, chief of the project informed that the project will conduct testing of the first unit of the power plant from Sunday after successful testing of an eight kilometer long tunnel. The project has already completed testing of infrastructure such as reservoir, dam and descender and hydro mechanical equipment.
“Today, we are conducting electrical SOAK test for first unit followed by 24 hours of observation prior to synchronization. Similarly, 220 kV transmission line is ready up to Dhalkebar Substation and final 220 kV line-in line-out arrangements at New Khimti Substation is likely to be completed within this week,” informed Shrestha, adding, “This will pave the way for synchronization of the first unit (76 MW) to integrated national power system (INPS) and will follow by further load tests.”
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