Ultra super critical technology-based plant commences power supply to Bangladesh
Ahmedabad, 27 July 2023: Adani Power Jharkhand Limited (APJL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Power Limited, part of the diversified Adani Group has achieved Commercial Operations Date of its second unit of its 2 X 800 MW Godda Ultra-supercritical thermal power plant ("Godda USCTPP") on 26th June, 2023, at Godda district in Jharkhand, India. The reliability run rest, including commercial operation tests of 2nd Unit of Godda power plant was completed on 25th June 2023 in the presence of BPDB and Power Grid Corporation of Bangladesh (PGCB) officials. Earlier this year, on April 6th, the first unit of the power plant, with 800 MW capacity, also achieved its COD. Power supply from Godda USCTPP to Bangladesh's grid will further enhance energy security in Bangladesh.
APJL shall supply 1,496 MW net capacity power from 2X800 MW Godda USCTPP under the PPA with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) executed in Nov-2017 for the period of 25-yearsvia 400 kV dedicated transmission system connected to Bangladesh grid.
The electricity supplied from Godda Power Plant shall have a positive impact on Bangladesh’s power situation by replacing costly power generated from liquid fuel. This transition shall help Bangladesh to reduce the average cost of power purchased.
“Godda power plant will serve as a symbol of friendship and herald a new phase in the multifarious and long-standing relations of India and Bangladesh.” said Mr SB Khyalia, CEO, Adani Power Limited. “APJL has completed Godda USCTPP along with dedicated transmission line within a track record time period of around 3.5 years from its financial closure despite of being affected by 3 Phases of COVID waves in India, China and Bangladesh, that too with timing mismatch. The Unit-1 of the Godda Project has achieved COD on 6th April, 2023 and within the period of around 2.5 months on 26th June, 2023 Unit-2 of the Godda Project has achieved COD. This is the shortest time duration taken compared to any other coal based power plant of Bangladesh to synchronize the entire power plant with the grid. This pioneering project introduces state-of-the-art Ultra-Supercritical technology,. Further, to ensure environmentally friendly operations, the plant is equipped with Flue Gas Desulphurizer (FGD) and Selective Catalytic Reconverter (SCR) system for effectively minimizing emissions in alignment with the current operating norms set by the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change (MOEF&CC)”.
The commissioning of Godda USCTPP marks a significant milestone for Adani Group, BPDB as well as for the economic co-relations between both nations. Adani Power has become a partner in the economic growth and prosperity of Bangladesh by supplying uninterrupted and reliable electricity at competitive tariff. This collaboration shall boost the growth of industries in Bangladesh and ultimately Bangladesh economy will get stronger.