The state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has started importing 422MW of power from Indian grid since 3 December, Tuesday morning.
On the day, Indian public sector power authority NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam supplied 175MW of power and its private sector authority PTC India Limited supplied 247MW of power, officials said.
PGCB’s managing director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain told that `Today we have started receiving between 420MW and 422MW of power at a high voltage DC substation in Bangladesh side against a supply of 450MW of power from Indian.
The PGCB deals with the power import from India through the high voltage DC substation set up at Bheramara in Kushtia.
Bangladesh started importing 175MW of electricity from the Indian public sector on October 1.
The power board signed contracts with two Indian power authorities, NTPC and PTC India Limited, to import 250MW of electricity each from public and private sector respectively.