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.
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.