DVC to start exporting power to Bangladesh

Utility had won a bid to sell 300 MW

February 14, 2018 10:31 pm | Updated 10:31 pm IST - KOLKATA

 Representational image.

Representational image.

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) would soon begin exporting power to Bangladesh on the basis of a bid it had won, through its power trading partner NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd., for supplying 300 MW.

International tender

This is the first time that DVC had won a global tender for cross-border power supply, according to a statement. DVC is administered by the Union Power Ministry and co-owned by the Centre and the States of West Bengal and Jharkhand.

With an installed capacity of 7,237.2 MW, DVC supplies power to six States, apart from its two holding States. DVC would supply power to Bangladesh from January 2020 to May 2033. The short-term supply would commence from June 2018 and end in December 2019. The power would be evacuated through the 500 MW HVDC transmission line through Baharampur in West Bengal and Bheramara in Bangladesh. The line would be commissioned in June 2018, an official said.

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