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The allegations about purchasing power at a higher price from Adani Group’s Godda coal-fired power plant in India’s Jharkhand are baseless, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said on Sunday.
“We will buy electricity at competitive market prices,” he said, adding that there is no doubt about it.
At a press conference at the secretariat in Dhaka, Nasrul said there are no concerns regarding electricity imports, and the Godda power plant will start supplying power to Bangladesh from next March.
“750MW electricity from the first unit of the plant will start coming in the first week of March, while another 750MW from the second unit will come in April this year.”
The state minister said there are no worries regarding power supply for irrigation and summer. “Several coal-fired power plants will come into production at that time.”
Adani Group is building a 1,600MW power plant in Jharkhand under the agreement signed in November 2017 between Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Adani Power Ltd, India.
The power plant was supposed to start supplying electricity from its first unit on December 16, 2022.