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Business hurdle

Nasik Swami
Sunday, January 26, 2014

THE low rainfall experienced in the country is affecting FEA's business — hindering its ability to maximise hydro generation at the Monasavu and Nadarivatu hydro power projects.

Authority CEO Hasmukh Patel said for the past 20 to 24 days this month, the hydro power projects had not received normal rainfall.

"The situation is very similar up in the hills at Monasavu and Nadarivatu, practically for the last 20 to 24 days of January we have not received what we would normally receive in January," he said.

He said January was usually the rainy season of the year however this had not happened as expected.

Mr Patel said the situation was under control and the dam level at Monasavu was 731.9 metres as of Friday, 16 metres above the critical level.

"It's not a panic situation as such, as you can see for the past few weeks there has not been any impact on the power supply as far as the power supply is concerned but FEA is closely monitoring the situation to ensure the demand is met."








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