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Unit three testing of hydropower commences

Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant,Harrisburg
Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant,Harrisburg

MONROVIA-Testing and commissioning of the third generating unit of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant resumes today.

The completion of the third turbine, with capacity of 22 Megawatts, has increased the installed capacity of the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant Harrisburg to 66MW and the overall capacity of the Liberia Electricity Corporation to 104 MW.

In preparation to place the third turbine online, there will be outages which will occur during the synchronization process of unit three, and will begin with the unit preparation of emergence stop followed by load rejection test at various intervals.

The 5.5 MW intervals of both test are expected to be carried without experiencing an outage on the grid, while the 11, 16.5 19MW (red coded) are expected to have an outage on the grid, and upon completion the hydropower will have the total capacity of 88MW.

An LEC release on March 16,2017, said during the testing exercise customers may experience interruptions in power supply. The test will continue up to Sunday, March 19.


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