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Load shedding despite highest production at KHPP

  • Published at 02:12 am September 8th, 2016
Load shedding despite highest production at KHPP
Local sources said, in the last 10-15 days water level of Kaptai Lake had increased over 10 feet and it may raise more in upcoming days as unseasonal rain still showering the area. The KHPP has total four units with total generation capacity of 180 MW, now the KHPP is producing a total of 188 MW electricity every day. Though KHPP has been producing the highest of its capacity, the production would not be able to erase locals misery of load shedding. Local people of the district is agitating day by day as they were deprived from the electricity produced at KHPP and they blamed local power division for their sufferings. Aby Syed, president of Banorupa Traders Welfare Society said: “Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, traders of the district have compelled to sit idle as buyers are not interested to enter in the market due to frequent load shedding and heat.” “This year we are going to face a great loss due to load shedding,” he added. Bibhuti Ranjan Chakma, a resident of College gate area of the town said: “We had contacted with the officials of power board for several times to solve the power crisis but the problem is not solve yet.” An official of Rangamati Electricity/Power Development Board wishing anonymity said to the Dhaka Tribune: “We need nearly eight or nine MW electricity to fulfil the demand of Rangamati district, normally which was supplied by Kaptai Power Station.” “If there is any fault in local line then we used Hathazari electric line to meet up Rangamati's electricity demand,” the official added. Executive Engineer of Rangamati Power Division, Tapon Kranti Paul said to the Dhaka Tribune: “The present load shedding is happening due to the load of management not for shortage of power or load shedding.” “We are getting enough power against our demand but the problem has occurred when demand increased than the usual usages,” he said. He noted that, to solve this problem permanently the construction works of a 132KV power station is under way which will be completed with two years. The load shedding problem of Rangamati will be solved after completing the 132KV power station construction works, he added.