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Bangladesh: SASEC Second Bangladesh–India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44192-016 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Bangladesh and India to increase the ability of the two countries to trade electricity. The project is allowing Bangladesh to better meet sharply rising power demand while assisting India in exporting excess electricity. This includes upgrading the power transmission capacity of the existing grid interconnection between the two countries from 500 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts.

Project Details

Project Officer
Len V. George South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name SASEC Second Bangladesh–India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project
Project Number 44192-016
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3298-BAN: SASEC Second Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 35.00 million
Loan 3299-BAN: SASEC Second Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 85.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Second Bangladesh India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project, as part of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program, will help upgrade the power transmission capacity of the existing grid interconnection between Bangladesh and India from 500 megawatts to 1,000 megawatts. 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.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Throughout South Asia, there are power surpluses and shortfalls. Connecting electricity transmission systems allow countries in the region with surplus power to export it to others in need. Interconnected networks also increase the operational efficiency and reliability of existing national grids, and encourage the development of new renewable power resources. This is taking place with hydropower in India, Bhutan, and Nepal, which is being traded among those countries. In Bangladesh, the country's fast-growing economy has soaring energy needs but domestic natural gas supplies cannot keep up with demand, resulting in an increasing dependence on oil and diesel-based plants. Neighboring India is rapidly scaling up its power generating capacity, including from renewable sources like solar, and some regions have surplus energy. In a broader context, strengthening of the power connections between the two countries is a step toward developing a South Asian regional electricity grid that will increase the efficiency of how power is generated and supplied.
Impact Availability and sustainability of power supply in Bangladesh increased by 2021 (Perspective Plan of Bangladesh,2012)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased capacity for cross-border power trade between Bangladesh and India
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation is concluding. The Project was inaugurated in September 2018.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Bahrampur- Bheramara power transmission link enhanced

2. Capacity of PGCB on technical, project management, regulatory, trading and financial matters improved.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Contracts for 500MW HVDC Back-to-Back station and 230kV Transmission Line were signed with successful contractors in June 2016 and May 2016, respectively and construction activities are in progress. Projects are expected to be commissioned in 2018. Tendering for supply of 500 MW of power completed. Power flows have commenced in September 2018.
Geographical Location Bheramara HVDC Back-to-back Station
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Due diligence carried out at PPTA stage.
Involuntary Resettlement Due diligence carried out at PPTA stage.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are expected to be affected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders were consulted during project design
During Project Implementation Stakeholders will be consulted during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The proposed two consulting services are pending due to shortage of remaining amounts in the ADB loan amounts committed to the 2 investment components. The objectives proposed under the consulting assignment will be pursued by PGCB with own funds or funds from other development partners.
Procurement Contracts for 500MW HVDC Back-to-Back station and 230kV Transmission Line were signed with successful contractors in June 2016 and May 2016, respectively and construction activities are in progress.
Responsible ADB Officer Len V. George
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, Ltd. (PGCB)
[email protected];_WEBSITE:WWW.PGCB.ORG
PGCB Head Office
A/2 Jahurul Islam Avenue
Aftabnagar, Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Feb 2015
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2015 to 24 Apr 2015
MRM 24 Jul 2015
Approval 29 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2018

Loan 3298-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2015 19 Nov 2015 08 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 98.22 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.00 29 Sep 2015 34.84 0.00 100%
Counterpart 63.22 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2015 34.35 0.00 98%

Loan 3299-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2015 19 Nov 2015 08 Jan 2016 31 Dec 2018 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 85.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 85.00 29 Sep 2015 88.69 0.00 103%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 29 Sep 2015 77.75 0.00 90%

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Title Document Type Document Date
SASEC Second Bangladesh–India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2017-June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2018
SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2016-June 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2017
SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2017
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3298-BAN: SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2015
Project Agreement for Loans 3298 and 3299-BAN: SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Project/Program Agreements Nov 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3299-BAN: SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2015
SASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2015
Second SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2015
এসএএসইসি দ্বিতীয় বাংলাদেশ-ভারত বৈদ্যুতিক গ্রিড আন্তঃসংযোগ প্রকল্প : প্রকল্প তথ্যপত্র Translated PDS Aug 2015
Second SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2015
Second SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Feb 2015

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
BAN: Second SASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Advance Notice Archived 24 Feb 2015

Contracts Awarded

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