Full power supply will be available in Narayanganj if no mechanical problems are encountered
Narayanganj district has become the first place in Bangladesh with a guaranteed electricity supply after the Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) opened a new substation on Saturday.
DPDC officials said the move means the Narayanganj power supply system can now be referred to as “load-shedding free,” even during summer time when customers suffer most from blackouts due to spikes in demand.
"Narayanganj residents will get uninterrupted electricity supply from now on," DPDC Executive Director (Engineering) Ramiz Uddin Sarker said on Saturday evening.
“The electricity supply will not cease unless there are mechanical problems. We are also working to make uninterrupted power supply available in some areas of Dhaka.”
DPDC sources said Narayanganj has a demand of 450-500MW of electricity. Since the demand is low in the district, it was the place where the first uninterrupted supply system was sought.
“Before, Narayanganj only had a substation of 900 MVA power,” Ramiz Uddin Sarker said. “We have built three substations to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply, which has resulted in an increase in capacity of 210 MVA.”
DPDC sources said a 33/11 KV substation was launched in Narayanganj’s Mandalpara at around 2pm on Saturday.
There are 12 distribution feeders in the substation. “If a feeder trips due to overload, then the power supply can be run through another feeder,” a DPDC source said.
The Tk45 crore needed to build the new substations was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) .
DPDC Managing Director Engineer Bikash Dewan said: "People of Narayanganj are relieved and happy as the substations have been introduced.”