AGARTALA, April 25 - Tripura Government has agreed to a proposal to supply additional 100 MW power to Bangladesh, but with a condition that the Centre would continue a steady flow of gas to 101 MW thermal power project in Sipahijala district, Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey said.
Recently, Bangladesh has written to Government of India about its requirement of additional 100 MW power from Tripura and the Union Ministry of Power wanted the opinion of the State Government.
�We are also interested to supply additional 100 MW of power to our neighbour. We can give them the entire production of the 101 MW gas-based thermal power project at Monarchak in Sipahijala district. If the Government of India can ensure steady flow of supply of gas to the project. We have intimated our opinion to the Central Government,� State Power Minister told reporters here on Saturday.
The Monarchak project is owned by North East Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), a State-owned power company which made an agreement to sell the entire production to Tripura.
The project is now ready for commercial run if natural gas is supplied. During trial run gas was supplied by ONGC, which has huge recoverable reserve in the State.
A double circuit transmission line from Sryamaninagar here to Comilla district in Bangladesh covering 47 km was erected by the Government of India, through which 100 MW power is being supplied from Tripura�s 726 MW gas based thermal power project in Gomati district since March 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, along with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, on March 23 opened the transmission through video-conferencing. � PTI