Bangladesh suffered massive power outages and blackouts today when the Bangladesh-India national power interconnection grid at Bheramara in Kushtia was tripped.
According to reports, the power grid used for transmission was tripped at 11:30 a.m. their time. The disruption created a sudden vacuum, which caused a shutdown of generation at all power plants and resulted in blackouts across the country.
Officials expected to restore electricity to most of the country by 3:00 p.m. The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport is continuing operation via a powerful back-up generator, according to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.