PowerGen, operator of the Three Summits Hydro-electric Dam, have confirmed that work will begin in earnest on the installation of a second internal water turbine, generator and piping system at the site, which when completed will boost electrical output to a massive 2400 MW.
The existing facility currently generates about a quarter of all electricity for the City, with a maximum output of just under 1000 MW. Hopes that the project may realise savings on behalf of ordinary minifigs, through reduced rates, were however dealt a blow in a statement released by PowerGen. “The further development of the dam will require significant investment upfront and increased ongoing maintenance charges so at this stage a move to lower the unit price of electricity is not on the table.”
Opened in 2008 with the world’s first use of such technology, the dam is a symbol of the Empire of Legoland’s significant lead in innovation in the field of science and renewable energy according to the Ministry of Truth and Propaganda.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Truth explained that the Three Summits Hydro-Electrical Dam was, “a first of its kind, the envy of the world, a flag bearer for the Empire.”