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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 22, 2018

Grid Failure Forced Power Outage In 38 Districts

EB Report

The grid failure that initiated last Monday night forced power outage in a number of 38 districts of the country’s southern and northern part. The grid failure also led to a halt in the power import from India and generation of electricity in many power plants of the country.

However, the situation started to settle down since today noon as the tripped transmission lines started to operate properly after due maintenance. Most of the districts of 4 Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal divisions that were affected by the grid failure started getting power one by one after the noon.

The sources from the state-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) said that, the 230 kV transmission line of Iswardi-Ghorashal went down at 11.20 AM on today and the 230 kV grid line of Ashuganj-Sirajganj went out of service on Monday night due to a storm.

The sources from Power Development Board (PDB) informed that, the failed transmission lines caused disruption in power distribution in many areas. Besides, the 33kV distribution of lines of Mymensing-Trishal, Bhairab-Kuliarchar, Sunamganj-Dhira are also down for maintenance.

According to PDB, there are 37 power plants in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal region which have a joint capacity of 2,665 MW of electricity. The grid failure forced all these power plants to lessen their production to 844 MW, ultimately causing most of them to remain shut down till Tuesday noon.

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