Bangladesh invites NEA to sign power import agreement

NEA will supply 40 MW to Bangladesh for six months of wet season for five years

Himal Press 09 Jul 2024
Bangladesh invites NEA to sign power import agreement

KATHMANDU: The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has invited the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to sign an agreement to import 40 MW of hydropower from Nepal.

According to NEA officials, BPDB notified NEA on Monday that its bid to supply 40 MW of electricity to BPDB has been accepted, and invited NEA officials to Dhaka to formally sign the agreement.

BPDB had opened a tender for the supply of 40 MW of hydropower in January. NEA had quoted a rate of 6.4 cents per unit for six months of the wet season.

NEA will supply energy to Bangladesh via the 400 kV Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line. BPDB will bear all costs of import, including wheeling charges.

According to NEA, Bangladesh will use the infrastructure of the Indian entity National Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) to import electricity from Nepal.

NEA officials say NEA, NVVN, and BPDB will soon sign a tripartite agreement to facilitate electricity export to Bangladesh.

Published On: 09 Jul 2024


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