Bangladesh gets 450 MW power from Adani

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 Bangladesh Power Development Board received 450 MW of electricity from Adani Power,

The Bangladesh Power Development Board received 450 MW of electricity from Adani Power, a subsidiary of the Indian Adani Group, on a trial basis.

An Overview of the News 

  • Power is supplied from Adani's power plant in Godda, Jharkhand.

  • Bangladesh has been importing electricity from India since 2013, and now receives 1,000MW daily from Baharampur in West Bengal and 160MW from Suryamoni in Tripura.

  • Adani and BPDB completed the transmission line ahead of the test run, and the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh installed a substation at Bogra to transmit power from the Godda plant and a 134 km transmission line from the Chapainawabganj border.

  • As per the MoU signed between Adani Power and BPDB in 2015, the entire production from the project can be supplied to Bangladesh.

  • Director of Public Relations of Bangladesh Power Development Board - Mohammad Shamim Hasan

About Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

  • It is a government agency responsible for the development and management of the country's power sector.

  • BPDB was established in 1972 under the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh and the agency is responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country.

  • The mission of BPDB is to provide reliable, affordable and quality power supply to all citizens of Bangladesh.

  • The agency manages a significant portion of the country's electricity generation capacity, including thermal, hydro and renewable energy sources.

  • The agency is also involved in the development of power transmission and distribution infrastructure including substations, transmission lines and distribution networks

  • BPDB is committed to the promotion of renewable energy sources in Bangladesh, including solar, wind and biomass energy.

Headquarters - Wapda Building, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Parent Department - Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

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