Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing inspected the Phyu Chaung Hydroelectric Power Station in Phyu, Bago, Region yesterday.
The hydroelectric power station built over the Phyu River is located seven miles west of Phyu.
Upon inspection of repairing work for broken down machine No.1 at the station, officials concerned detailed about conditions of the failure machine to the deputy minister. After hearing the report, the Deputy Minister urged the officials to regularly check the durability of the hydroelectric machineries and to give priority to the work-site safety.
The Phyu Chaung Hydroelectric Power Station is a 40-MW hydropower station with two 20-MW Francis turbines. On 23 August, Stator Winding of machine No.1 has broken down and its operation stopped. The broken down machine was being repaired by the skilled employees of the department. The Machine No.2 is currently generating fully 20-MW, transporting the electricity to the national grid. — MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)