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Dhaka Thursday,  May 13, 2021

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Daily Star: USAID will soon launch a multi-year project with allocation of up to $17 million to promote clean energy, said the US embassy yesterday, a day after US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s visit to Dhaka. The project titled “Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy” will work to expand Bangladeshis’ access to affordable clean energy, support clean energy entrepreneurship, foster transparent and efficient energy markets, and... »
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the use of renewable energy and ensure energy efficiency in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector. BGMEA President Dr Rubana Huq presided over the signing ceremony that took place in the capital on Thursday. Prime Minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, State Minister for Power, Energy and... »
Bangladesh’s largest solar power plant in Mymensingh is fully installed with the Huawei Smart photovoltaic (PV) solution, through which it has been now connected to the national grid recently. The 73 MW PV power plant would help meet the government’s target of generating 10 percent of the country’s total electricity using renewable energy by 2021, read a press release. A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is... »
The government is moving to save solar mini-grids supplying green energy in remote areas from incurring staggering losses and closure as power distribution companies expand operations in off-grid areas. Power tariff from such mini-grids is much higher compared to grid-electricity, an official at the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) said, explaining that if the tariff for a 50-unit consumer of grid electricity is Tk 3.75 per unit, it... »
Energy and powered devices are an integral part of society. Humanity’s earliest days saw the discovery of fire through wood combustion, and the use of charcoal for smelting metals dates back to as early as 500 BC. Powered devices using natural energy sources such as water and wind were introduced by the Ancient Greeks and were commonly used until the 18th century steam engine revolutionized the way devices could be... »
The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved the proposal of a Chinese-Bangladeshi consortium to set up a 55MW wind power plant on build-own-operate basis at Mongla in Bagerhat. As per the proposal, the Consortium of Envision Energy, (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd., China, SQ Trading and Engineering, Bangladesh and Envision Renewable Energy Limited, Hong Kong will set up the plant under a 20-year contract with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).... »
The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Thursday approved eight procurement proposals, including setting up of a 42.5MW waste to energy power project in Dhaka. In another meeting, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a proposal in principle to set up six rice mills in Faridpur, Barishal, Jhalakathi, Bhola, Naogaon and Sylhet under public-private partnership (PPP). The project was titled “Construction of Composite Rice Mill(s) along with Drying and... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) won the prestigious Asian Power Awards 2020 in the “Solar Power Project of the Year-Bangladesh” category for implementing Solar Irrigation Pump (SIP) Project in Bangladesh. Dubbed as the “Oscars of the Power Industry”, the award was conferred through an event held digitally on 27th October 2020 by the Asian Power magazine, a Singapore based quarterly publication for the power generation, transmission and distribution industry in... »
Emphasising the need for an integrated initiative for promotion of renewable energy, experts have said that some 2,000 MW of solar power could be easily generated across the country on the rooftops of some 5,000 government buildings. “If there is a policy declaration that the rooftops of all the government buildings should be used for solar power generation and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will buy the same, private sponsors... »
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) – the lone state authorised electricity purchaser – has re-invited bids to develop the country’s first ever grid-connected wind power projects at two sites. The board intends to select sponsors to develop 50MW wind projects each in Chandpur and Cox’s Bazar cities on a build-operate-own (BOO) basis for 20 years. The deadline for submitting bids is November 3, and the pre-bid meeting will be... »