AGARTALA, Oct 28 - Bangladesh would start receiving power from Tripura�s Palatana power plant by January next year, said State Power Minister Manik Dey.
Speaking to media persons in his Civil Secretariat office here on Wednesday, the Power Minister said a three-day high level meeting of the two countries has already begun in Delhi to finalise the matter.
Officials of Power and External Affairs Ministries of both the nations are attending the meeting to finalise the modalities on how to evacuate power to Bangladesh. Power tariff is also expected to get finalised in the meeting. Principal Secretary, Power SK Rakesh is representing the State in the crucial meeting.
As per the agreement, India is supposed to sell 100 MW power to Bangladesh from Tripura�s mega power plant at Palatana. Sources said, it has not been decided who will sell the power to Bangladesh.
Dey further said the State drew more power during Durga puja. According to the Minister, use of LED and CFL bulbs may reduce power consumption in the State.
Currently, the State has excess power to the extent of 490 MW but the scope of selling power is very little since power deficit States are not in a position to buy power in the winter leading to TSECL incurring heavy losses.