Second SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project

This project aims to help Bangladesh increase the import of electricity from India to meet increasing power demand, by upgrading the power transmission capacity of the existing grid interconnection between Bangladesh and India from 500 megawatts (MW) to 1,000 MW. The power grid of western Bangladesh at Bheramara and the power grid of eastern India at Baharampur were first successfully interconnected in 2013 through the first Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project, financed by ADB.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval29 Sep 2015
Funding TypeLoan
CountryBangladesh
SectorEnergy
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$183 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Installation of an additional asynchronous 4-kilovolt (kV)/230 kV MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) back-to-back substation in Bheramara

Construction of 12 kilometers of 230 kV transmission line from the Bheramara substation to the Ishurdi substation and associated facilities

Improved capacity of the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh.

FINANCING

$120 million (Asian Development Bank)

$63 million (Government of Bangladesh)