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Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to set up a 1000MW solar power plant in Bangladesh. Welcoming the initiative, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that the investment and technology of the ACWA will help Bangladesh achieve its clean energy goal of 2041. He said Bangladesh has been supporting renewable energy in... »
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the government has a plan to use 40 percent renewable energy of the country’s total energy by 2041. “International technical and financial supports are needed to implement the ambitious plan,” he told a session titled ‘Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Energy Sector: In the Perspective of the Global Energy” organised by the Power Division at Bangladesh Pavilion at the ongoing COP-27... »
The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), in collaboration with Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), organized a workshop titled “Installation of Industrial Rooftop Solar System” at the MCCI office in the capital’s Gulshan area on Wednesday. Md. Habibur Rahman, Secretary of Power Division and Director, IDCOL, graced the event as the chief guest. Habibullah N Karim, vice-president, MCCI, attended the event as the special guest. The event was chaired... »
  United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 16:30, Sep 03,2022 A deal to be signed on Sunday between a Chinese-Bangladeshi consortium and Bangladesh Power Development Board to set up a 55MW wind power plant on build-own-operate basis at Mongla in Bagerhat. As per the proposed deal, state-owned BPDB will purchase electricity from the independent power producer plant for over the period of 20 years. Earlier, in December 2020,... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) is going to finance the rooftop solar project of Renata Limited. The 1.60 MWp project will be implemented on the factory rooftops of Renata Ltd., located at Mirpur, Rajendrapur, Bhaluka, Keraniganj, Feni, Sylhet, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Bogra, Faridpur, Cumilla, and Dhaka. The total cost of the project is BDT 8.86 crore. Under the facility agreement, IDCOL is providing concessional loan of BDT 7.09 crore to Renata... »
The government has signed a contract with a private company to set up a 3 MW hybrid power plant–a combination of solar, battery and diesel-run generator–at southern Monpura Island in the Bay of Bengal. As per the contract signed on Monday, Western Monpura Solar Power Limited (WMSPL) will set up the power plant from which the state-owned West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (WZPDC) will purchase electricity over the period... »
Japanese power firm Jera Corporation has signed an agreement on 25th April with Bangladesh power producer Summit Power International Limited to jointly develop a roadmap targeting for use Bangladesh to use cleaner fuels. To accelerate adoption of renewable power generation in Bangladesh and support its Paris Agreement goals, the MOU includes pathways for establishing zero emissions targets for Summit, outlining a roadmap to achieve these targets and identifying opportunities to... »
Norway is seeking to broaden its cooperation in the areas of offshore renewable energy, trade and investment in Bangladesh. This was said when Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt held a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a Dhaka hotel yesterday. The newly appointed Norwegian foreign minister is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh as both countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. They expressed... »
As Bangladesh scales up its energy supply, its leaders face a choice: do they double down on imported fossil fuels, or invest in renewable energy instead? On March 21, 2022, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared 100% electricity coverage of the country. As one of the fast-growing economies in the world, Bangladesh needs a reliable energy grid, so this is a milestone moment. Last year, it made a major leap... »
The United States (US) special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry today assured his country’s assistance to Bangladesh in improving production of renewable energy as well as creating afforestation along the coastal belt. The assurance came at a meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Kerry at Palau on the sidelines of seventh “Our Ocean Conference”, a foreign ministry press release said. During the meeting the presidential... »