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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

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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... »
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) has tied up with Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN) and all other economic zones across the country. The two organizations on Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard at BEZA office in the city. As per the agreement, the two organizations will work jointly to... »
Power Division , BPDB , Bangladesh Power Development Board , REB , Rural Electrification Board , Idcol , Infrastructure Development Company Limited , RAPSS , Remote Area Power Supply System , mini-grids , solar mini-grid operators , electricity purchase , power distribution , solar mini-gird investors Power Division has finally asked all the power distribution entities to directly purchase electricity from solar mini-grid operators to save their investment. According to... »
Dipal C Barua started installing rooftop solar systems in Bangladesh when the PV industry itself was in its infancy, with his company Grameen Shakti. Now heading up the Bright Green Energy Foundation, Barua installs small residential systems, streetlights, and irrigation pumps throughout rural Bangladesh under various government programs. How would you describe the situation back when Bangladesh installed its first solar home system? As a co-founder of the Grameen Bank,... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) has financed the first Rooftop Solar project of FORTIS Group. The 428.22 kWp project will be implemented on the rooftop of K A Design Ltd, a RMG manufacturing concern of FORTIS Group, located at Boro Beraid, Badda, Dhaka. The rooftop solar project is a part of the on-going green initiatives of FORTIS group to use more environment friendly technology and become less dependent on grid... »
Jeff Bishop’s LinkedIn post gets right to the point: “Houston Oil & Gas Folks — we’re hiring in Texas” for jobs in clean tech. His company, battery developer Key Capture Energy, is making the pitch even as tens of thousands of renewable-energy jobs have dried up amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s because Bishop and a handful of other clean-power executives see an opportunity to recruit talent from the oil and... »
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) on Monday signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Korotoa Solar Limited (KSL) for setting up a 30MW solar power plant at Tentulia in Panchagarh district. Korotoa solar, a joint venture between Beximco Power Company Limited (80%) and Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co. Limited (20%), will implement the project on 130 acres of land under an implementation agreement (IA) inked on the same day with the... »
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) of Bangladesh to support a solar power plant of 35-50 megawatt capacity in Kushtia district. The pilot project, which will be developed through competitive bidding under a public-private partnership model, is aimed at demonstrating a viable model for a solar power plant in Bangladesh, drawing in the private sector.... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday opened four newly-completed development projects, including the installation of solar panels in CHT’s remote areas and national data centre in Kaliakair and commissioning of five ships and one survey vessel for the Kaptai Lake. She launched the development projects through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban. Opening the development schemes, the Prime Minister said the development journey of Bangladesh will continue. “Our progress will continue.”... »
Bangladesh is improving its power sector and embarking on a multitude of initiatives incentivized by growing urbanization. Urban areas accommodate about 55% of the world’s population and if the current projections are to be taken into consideration, the percentage may increase to 70% by the year 2050. As per those projections, Asia and Africa are experiencing the fastest growing urban agglomerations, as majority of the population in these continents is... »