Adani Power has begun exporting power to Bangladesh from its 1,600MW Godda facility in Jharkhand. Adani Power Jharkhand Limited (APJL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Power Limited, announced on 27th June 2023 that its second unit of the 2×800 MW Godda ultra-supercritical thermal power plant had reached commercial operations date (COD). The Adani Godda project’s reliability run test, which included commercial operation tests of the second unit of the Godda power plant, was completed on 25th June 2023.
It was done in the presence of authorities from the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and the Power Grid Corporation of Bangladesh (PGCB). The first power plant unit, with an 800MW capacity, reached COD on 6th April 2023. According to the company, power supplies from the Godda plant to Bangladesh would improve the adjacent country’s energy security.
According to an Adani Group statement, the electricity produced by Godda would significantly improve the situation in Bangladesh since it will replace expensive power generated from liquid fuel, lowering the average cost of energy purchased. According to Mr. SB Khyalia, CEO of Adani Power Limited, the Godda Power Plant is a significant asset in India’s long-standing partnership with Bangladesh. He claims it will improve Bangladesh’s electricity supply, making its industry and ecology more competitive.
Adani Power Limited (APL), a subsidiary of the Adani Group, announced the commissioning of its first 800 MW ultra-supercritical thermal power production unit at Godda in the Jharkhand area of India as part of the project, which would deliver 748 MW of power to Bangladesh. In November 2017, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) agreed on an extended Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
It was signed with APL’s wholly-owned subsidiary APJL to purchase 1,496MW net capacity power from the Godda 2X800 MW ultra-supercritical power plant. According to the Adani statement, India’s largest private power producer is set to commission its second 800 MW plant soon.
According to the COD, the electricity delivery from the Godda project to Bangladesh would improve the neighbouring country’s energy security. APJL will deliver 1,496 MW net capacity electricity from the 2×800 MW Godda USCTPP under a 25-year PPA signed with BPDB in November 2017 via a 400 kV dedicated transmission infrastructure linked to the Bangladesh grid. It stated that power produced by the Godda power plant would benefit Bangladesh’s power condition by substituting expensive power from liquid fuel.
This move will assist Bangladesh in lowering the average cost of energy purchased, according to the statement. Mr. SB Khyalia, CEO of Adani Power Limited believes that the Adani Godda power plant project would symbolize goodwill and launch a new phase in India and Bangladesh’s multifaceted and long-standing relations.
Despite being disrupted by three stages of COVID waves in India, China, and Bangladesh and a timetable mismatch, APJL constructed Godda USCTPP and a specialized transmission line within 3.5 years of its financial closing.
The power project is part of the Adani Group’s aim to create 10,000 MW of power in Jharkhand, India’s easternmost state. The project has been in the works for some years and will help the region’s development by providing jobs and stimulating economic growth. The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a long-term PPA (power purchase agreement) in November 2017 with APL’s wholly-owned subsidiary APJL to purchase 1,496 MW net capacity power from the Godda 2X800 MW ultra-supercritical power plant.
It’s worth mentioning that Bangladesh now operates one of the largest liquid fuel-based power plants on the Indian subcontinent. The country’s combined installed capacity of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and high-speed diesel (HSD) plants exceeds 7,600 MW, with HFO-based facilities accounting for around 6,329 MW. The entire pricing of HFO-based power plants is around BDT 22.10/kWh (USC 21/KWh), according to the Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB) annual report for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
The utilization of ultra-supercritical technology and improved approaches for reducing pollutants, coal usage, and water consumption make the plant a more ecologically responsible alternative. The Adani Godda Power Plant consists of two units of the world’s most advanced technology, “Ultra Super Critical Technology,” with the most advanced systems for managing emissions and coal and water usage.
Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) have been implemented at the plant to reduce emissions and fulfil the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (MoEFCC)’s current environmental standards.
The commencement of power export from Adani Godda Power’s facility to Bangladesh marks a significant milestone in strengthening energy security for both India and Bangladesh. This project addresses Bangladesh’s growing energy needs and highlights Adani Group’s commitment to sustainable power generation.
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