Scenario of Electricity Trading in South Asia: Perspective and Feasibility of Trading between India and Bangladesh
American Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages: 156-165
Received: Nov. 14, 2013; Published: Dec. 20, 2013
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Anmona Shabnam Pranti, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Arif Mohammad Shahed Iqubal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Shawkut Ali Khan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Kayesar Ahmmed, Greenland Builders Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Uninterrupted electricity supply is the precondition of economic development of a country. Bangladesh has huge electrical power deficiency and to minimize this lagging, Government is importing 250 MW electrical power from India. India is itself an electricity deficiency country and has already relationship of trading with two south Asian countries, but the policies of those trading are not beneficial for those respective countries. On the other hand Bangladesh is richer than many other south Asian countries in respect to primary energy reserve. Proper management of this primary energy and electricity sector, to produce and use electricity properly could be a good solution of running electricity scarcity problem of Bangladesh. In some context inter-countries trading is important in south Asia to have a sustainable economic growth when it is beneficial and preserve the right for both countries. Purchasing power from India cannot be a fruitful solution because it will increase our dependency on them. By this trading we may reduce the electricity crisis instantly but could be a cause of long term negative effect on our overall economy. Moreover most of the energy specialists and learned people have negative opinion about this electricity trading. This trading cannot be the good and permanent solution to solve power scarcity problem of this country. Bangladesh should try to be self sufficient in electrical power by proper management and utilization of its own resources instead of spending money for purchasing power from India.
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Electricity Trading, South Asia, India-Bangladesh
To cite this article
Anmona Shabnam Pranti, Arif Mohammad Shahed Iqubal, Mohammad Shawkut Ali Khan, Mohammad Kayesar Ahmmed, Scenario of Electricity Trading in South Asia: Perspective and Feasibility of Trading between India and Bangladesh, American Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 156-165. doi: 10.11648/j.epes.20130206.16
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