The project had been operating only one turbine due to lack of water because of a prolonged dry spell since it begun production four months ago.

It begun operating both the turbines during peak hours as the water volume raised because of melting of snow in the reason. In normal hours it operates only one turbine that generates 20 MW to 35 MW power.

NEA said, melting of snow will rise significantly by the end of April 2009 hence increasing the production from many run-off-the-river hydel projects in the country.

The boost is projected to offer some relief to the people depending under power outage for around 14 hours every day.