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Bangladesh gets 450MW power from Adani

The power supply is set to rise gradually in line with demand, says BPDB official 

Update : 07 Apr 2023, 10:01 PM

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) on Thursday received 450 megawatts (MW) of power on a test basis from India's Adani Group's subsidiary Adani Power.

"Last 12 midnight, Bangladesh received 450MW initially, which was increased to 750MW", said Md Shamim Hasan, director of Public Relations of BPDB.

He said the power supply, from the Adani power plant at Godda in Jharkhand, will rise gradually in line with the demand, adding: "We are getting quality electricity from the Adani power plant."

According to the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), Adani and the BPDB completed the transmission line before the test run.

The PGCB has set up a substation in Bogra and 134km of transmission lines from the Chapainawabganj border to transmit power from the Godda plant.

Bangladesh has been importing power from India for supply without disruption since 2013. 

Now Bangladesh receives 1,000MW of electricity from Bahrampur in West Bengal via Kushtia's Bherama and 160MW from Suryamoni in Tripura via Comilla daily.

Adani Power and BPDB signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2015 following a joint declaration issued during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka that year. 

As per the MoU, the entire production from the project can be supplied to Bangladesh.

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