Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection

The project will contribute towards efforts of Bangladesh and India to establish cross-border interconnection between the western electrical grid of Bangladesh and the eastern electrical grid of India, facilitating the exchange of electricity between the two countries. This will help to address the significant power shortages in Bangladesh. The project only covers the interconnection facilities to be established in Bangladesh.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval31 Aug 2010
Funding TypeLoan
CountryBangladesh
SectorEnergy
StatusClosed
Total Cost$158.60 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Creation of one new high voltage direct current back-to-back substation of 400/230 kV at

Creation of 40 km of 400 kV direct current transmission lines from Bheramara) to the Indian border

Creation of 5 km of 230 kV direct current loop-in loop-out and 230 kV switching station at Bheramara substation

FINANCING

$100 million (Asian Development Bank)

$58.6 million (Government of Bangladesh)