TSECL to supply 20 per cent more power to Bangladesh

Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) will supply 160 MW plus 20 per cent power (a maximum 192 MW) to Bangladesh instead of earlier 160 MW.

Initially the agreement was signed among TSECL, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a quantum of 100 MW of power in March 2016 which was subsequently extended to 160 MW. A tripartite supplementary agreement was signed on December 2, 2021 in Bangladesh which modified the terms and conditions of the agreement for a period of another five years with effect from March 17, 2021 to March 16, 2026. As per the modified terms & conditions of the agreement, TSECL will supply 160 MW plus 20 per cent power to Bangladesh. The tariff for this supply for the first contract year shall be Rs 6.27 per kWh and trading margin to NVVN will be of 1 paisa per kWh with effect from March 17, 2021 with fixed year on year escalation of 2 per cent per year.

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