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Dhaka Monday,  Jan 24, 2022

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UNB: The International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh has described the smooth supply of energy as a vital utility for economic development and achieving the sustainable development goals. Quoting experts, an editorial of the current news bulletin of the ICCB said Bangladesh will need an estimated 34,000MW of power by 2030 to sustain its economic growth of over 7 per cent. The experts suggest that top priority should be given for on-shore... »
The Electricity Distribution Modernization Program will deliver improved electricity services to about 40 million people in Dhaka and Mymensingh Divisions. It will upgrade and construct more than 31,000 kilometer of distribution lines, 157 distribution substations, and related infrastructure and incorporate measures to increase climate resilience of network infrastructure in 25 rural electric cooperatives (Palli Bidyut Samities) in the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board, said a press release here today. Network investment... »
Rejaul Karim Byron , Mahmudul Hasan The government yesterday gave a big push to its renewable energy and waste-based power generation drive as it approved five projects with a combined electricity production capacity of 223.5 megawatts. The cabinet committee on public purchase gave the go-ahead to the projects to be implemented by mainly Chinese companies. The government will purchase electricity from the projects for a period of 20 to 25... »
BSS: Secretary of Power Division of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Md Habibur Rahman today said Rampal Power Plant will go into production very soon. “All preparations have been completed of Rampal Power Plant. Officers, Engineers, and Employees are working tirelessly to go into power production,” he said while visiting the Rampal Power Plant in Bagerhat district. The power secretary said amid Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, construction of... »
UNB: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared the first revision of Matarbari 2X600 MW Ultra Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Project, raising its cost by Tk15,870 crore. The cost of the project now stands at Tk51,854.88 crore The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held virtually with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The prime minister joined the meeting from her official... »
Ahsan Habib: Most listed power generation companies saw their profits rise in the July-September period of the ongoing financial year as the economy is recovering from Covid-19, according to industry people. “The economy is rebounding after the coronavirus pandemic so power utilisation rose,” said Badrul H Khan, company secretary of United Power Generation. For example, production at the country’s export processing zones recovered strongly and so, the company’s profits surged... »
UNB:Electricity connections have been increasing rapidly due to availability of power across the country, said an official. The government has been providing electricity connections within the shortest possible time and also encouraging online applications as part of a paperless office campaign, added the official. “We have installed power plants having generation capacity of 25,235 MW and brought nearly 100 percent people under electricity coverage,” State Minister for Power, said Energy... »
Majhar Mannan: We cannot forget about the days of frequent power outages but those days are no more. Today every house has electricity and people are getting the maximum benefit from electricity. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had earlier said that electricity would be provided to every household in Bengal. Five 779 MW power plants have already been inaugurated and 99.5 per cent people across the country, including remote areas, have... »
UNB:Prime Minister’s energy advisor made the remarks at a webinar titled “Rental, Quick Rental Power Plant, Past, Present and Future” Power purchase contracts with rental and quick rental power plants could be done and extended on-call basis like that of Uber, Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said. “Rental and quick rental plants are our national assets. We can take their service on-call basis,” he said while addressing... »
BSS:The extension of the “Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Act, 2010” bill was placed in parliament on Wednesday, aiming to boost power supply to the consumers. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid placed the bill in the House with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. After placing the bill, the state minister said the proposed bill has been placed in the... »