World News | September 2011
NVVN to export 250 MW to Bangladesh
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has been given the mandate to export 250 MW of power from NTPC to Bangladesh. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC said that 250 MW will be exported to Bangladesh from the 15 per cent unallocated power apart from developing 1,320 MW at Khulna. NVVN has signed the power purchase agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Transmission lines between India and Bangladesh are being set up under a pact signed between PowerGrid and BPDB last year. The links, which are expected to be in place by 2013, are being executed at a cost of around Rs 910 crore. The 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) link will be between India's Eastern region and Bangladesh's Western grid. Asked about the progress of the greenfield plant at Bangladesh, he said a detailed project report had been submitted and that the final price of power will be decided once the coal has been allocated.
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