Meghnaghat power plant

AUG 6

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IN NEWS:

  • Reliance Power and Japanese energy major JERA have inked a pact with a group of banks for full financing, totalling USD 642 million for their new Meghnaghat thermal power project in Bangladesh.

About the powerplant:

  • It is a new 745 MW natural gas combined-cycle power project in Meghnaghat in Bangladesh.
  • The electricity generated will be sold under a long-term power purchase agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).
  • Reliance Power said, with this loan agreement, all major contracts required for the development of the project have been completed.
  • A combined-cycle power plant uses both a gas and a steam turbine together to produce up to 50 percent more electricity from the same fuel than a traditional simple-cycle plant.
  • The waste heat from the gas turbine is routed to the nearby steam turbine, which generates extra power.

PRELIMS QUESTION

Meghnaghat power plant, recently in news, is located in:
(a)Bangladesh
(b)Bhutan
(c)Nepal
(d)Pakistan

Answer to prelims question