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PGCIL & PGCB to conduct joint feasibility study to export 100 MW power to Bangladesh

Apr 17, 2014 12:12 IST

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PCIL) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) on 16 April 2014 decided to conduct a joint feasibility study for exporting 100 MW power to Bangladesh from gas-fired Palatana power plant in Tripura.

As per the decision made during the meeting of 7th Joint Steering Committee on Power held in Dhaka on 3 April 2014, the study will be carried out within next three months. During the same meet, the 7th Joint Committee also made a decision to establish second grid interconnectivity between the two countries to take electricity from India’s north-eastern states to western states transiting Bangladesh, with a long-term capacity of 6000 MW.

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The preliminary assessment says that power from Palatana would come to Comilla for getting connected with Bangladesh’s national grid. Bangladesh has a power substation at the border point under Comilla-North power supply system.

Since October 2013, India exports 500 MW power to Bangladesh through India-Bangladesh Grid Interconnectivity at the Bahrampur-Behramara.

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