Bangladesh will be able to import power from the neighbouring countries via India as the Indian government has approved the ‘Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity- 2018’ which was published on December 18.
According to section 3.1 of the guideline of ‘Cross-border Trade of Electricity’, the cross-border transaction between India and the neighbouring countries will be approved by the Indian entity through an agreement.
The Indian government has recently amended the guidelines where it said two separate countries can trade electricity where India will take part through a tripartite agreement or giving approval.
At the joint steering committee meetings, the issue of electricity import from Nepal and Bhutan via India was discussed on December 03 and December 04 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Already, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and Nepal for the electricity import.