Brief Overview of PGCB
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB) was formed under the restructuring process of Power Sector in Bangladesh with the objective of bringing about commercial environment including increase in efficiency, establishment of accountability and dynamism in accomplishing its objectives. PGCB was incorporated in November 1996 with an authorized capital of Tk.10 billion. It was entrusted with the responsibility to own the national power grid to operate and expand the same with efficiency. Pursuant to Government decision to transfer transmission assets to PGCB from Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (DESA), PGCB completed taking over of all the transmission assets on 31.12.2002. PGCB expanded its network and capacity manyfold and operating those efficiently and effectively.
PGCB Profile
A public limited company. Incorporated through sponsorship of chairman, BPDB and its six members.
76.25% ownership with BPDB, 18.98% with Institutional Investors & 4.77% with general public.
It's Head Office is at PGCB Building, Jahurul Islam City, Avenue-3, Aftab Nagar, Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
Prime objective as per memorandum of association as follows
To plan, promote, develop, operate and maintain an integrated and efficient power transmission system network in all its aspects including planning, investigation, research, design and engineering, preparation of preliminary feasibility and detailed project reports, construction operation and maintenance of transmission lines, substations, load despatch centres and communication facilities and appurtenant works, co-ordination of integrated operation of regional, national and international grid systems, providing consultancy services in power systems field, execution of turnkey jobs for other utilities / organisation, wheeling of power, purchase and sale of power.
Authorised capital
Tk. 10,000,00,00,000 (Taka Ten Thousand Crore) divided into 1000,00,00,000 (One Thousand Crore) ordinary shares of Tk. 10 each.
Paid up capital
Paid-Up Share Capital : 46,09,12,991.00 Nos. Ordinary Share of Tk. 10 each total Tk 4,60,91,29,910.00
Service conditions
On contract
Renewable on satisfactory performance
Hire & fire system
Seniority, performance and merit are criteria for promotion
Attractive compensation package
Other benefits.
Present Manpower
Present manpower are 2635 as on June, 2019.
At beginning manpower were absorbed from BPDB. Now-a-days vacant posts are filled in by promotion and fresh appointment from outside.
Service rules for employees has already been approved by board.
Executive Directors
The Board of Directors mainly makes policy decisions to manages business of the company. The Board has delegated a few authority to the Managing Director and other Executive Directors to operate the day to day business of the company. The Executive Directors are as mentioned below:

01. Md. Shafayet Hossain, Executive Director (HRM), PGCB.
02. Sheikh Reaz Ahmed, Executive Director (Finance), PGCB.
03. Md. Yeakub Elahi Chowdhury, Executive Director (Planning & Development), PGCB.
04. Engr. Pranab Kumar Roy, Executive Director (Operation & Maintenance), PGCB.
Present Board Structure
The Board of Directors of PGCB reconstituted with Principal Secretary of prime minister's office; Secretary of Power Division; Joint Chief, Power Division; Chairman BPDB; Representative of ICAB; Representative of BUET, Representative of IDEB and Independent Directors. The particulars of the present Directors of the Board are as follows :
1. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator, SDG, Prime Minister's Office
2. Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Senior Secretary, Power Division
3. Engr. Khaled Mahmood, Chairman, BPDB
4. Syed Mamunul Alam, Joint Chief, Power Division
5. Md. Shafiul Islam, Managing Director, Onus Group
6. Dr. Jamaluddin Ahmed, FCA, Director, Emerging Credit Rating Ltd.
7. Dr. A.B.M. Harun-ur-Rashid, Professor, Department of EEE, BUET
8. Engr. A. K. M. A. Hamid, President, Central Executive Committee, IDEB
9. Major General Moin Uddin (Retd.), Chairman, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
10. Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood, Chairman, Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited
11. Barister Sajed Ahammad Sami, Managing Partner, Ahammad, Jonaed & Partners
12. Mr. Golam Kibria, Managing Director, PGCB
Activities of PGCB:
A. Operation & maintenance of grid sub-station and transmission line.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer Transmission-1 and Transmission-2, five grid circles headed by Superintending Engineers are performing the following operations:
# Operation & Maintenance of grid substation and Transmission Line
# Regular inspection of line, tower, cutting of trees.
# Preventive maintenance program.
# Inspection of sub-station equipment.
# Annual deadline checking.
# Check list.
# General neat & cleanliness.
# Inspection by different level of officers.
B. Load despatching.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (System Operation), Load Despatch Circle is headed by a Superintendent Engineer who is performing the following operations:
# Generation planning & schedule preparation
# System control by maintaining load-generation balance
# Operational record keeping
# Monthly operational report.
# Monthly interruption report.
# Preparation of economic order of generators (Annual).
C. Operation & Maintenance of SCADA System.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (System Operation), SCADA Circle is headed by a Superintendent Engineer who is performing the following operations:
# Operation and Maintenance of Telemetering/SCADA system
# Communication Network Supervision and Transmission.
# Maintenance of Mimic board and console.
D. Operation & maintenance of communication system.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (System Operation), Communication Circle is headed by a Superintendent Engineer who is performing the following operations:
# O & M of power line carrier communication system of PGCB and OPGW communication in future.
# O & M of different types of PLC sets used in PGCB.
# O & M of different types of exchanges used in PGCB.
# Operation & maintenance of R.T.U s and A.C.C s.
# O & M of coupling system , battery and battery charger etc.
E. Protection, relay co-ordination of Transmission System.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (P&D), SPMC is headed by a Superintendent Engineer and are performing the following jobs:
# Relay Testing and Co-ordination
# Annual maintenance of Relays
# Troubleshooting of protection and control system,
# Pre commissioning test & commissioning of Grid S/S and transmission lines,
# Auto load shedding scheme planning and implementation,
# Energy meter testing & calibration.
F. Design & evaluation.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer(P & D), Design Circle is headed by a Superintendent Engineer who is performing the following jobs:
# Preparation of Technical specification of substation equipments, tower, conductors, insulators etc.
# Preparation of Tender Documents, Technical Specifications, Contractor Qualification, Condition for Execution of works etc.
# Evaluation of Tender Documents.
# Drawing approvals.
# Testing and Commissioning.
# O & M Technical Support.
G. Transmission network planning.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (P & D), Planning Circle is headed by a Superintendent Engineer is performing the following jobs.
# Load forecasting
# Load flow and short circuit analysis
# Future expansion planning.
# System problem analysis.
# Management Information System (MIS) compilation.
# In house study of new projects.
# Preparation of Development Project Proforma (DPP).
# Annual development program.
# Rolling investment program.
# Progress report of development projects.
H. Implementation of development projects.
Under the supervision of Chief Engineer (Projects), five Project Offices each headed by a Project Director and Superintendent Engineer is performing the following jobs:
# Project implementation planning.
# Finalization of work program which includes the following:
-> Each stage of design
-> Procurement
-> Manufacturer delivery to site
-> Construction
-> Erection
-> Testing and commissioning etc.
# Supervision of progress.
# Approval of drawings and documents.
# Work execution and inspection.
# Testing and Commissioning.
# Preparation of project completion report.