‘Loadshedding may damage Golen Gol power generation unit’

CHITRAL: The generating machinery of the first unit of Golen Gol hydropower station commissioned to work recently is prone to damage due to unwarranted loadshedding by Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) leading to fall of load on it below the bare minimum possible required limit.

A technical source in the project told this correspondent that for each running generator of a hydropower station there was a fixed minimum power load which must be maintained on it in order to keep it safe from heating besides abnormal increase in its amplitude of vibration causing structural damage.

Published in Dawn, 4th June, 2018