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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Power Sector

India has said it is not involved in any agreement between the Bangladesh government and Adani Power for procurement of electricity from the Indian conglomerate’s plant in Jharkhand. “I don’t have anything on that. I understand you are referring to a deal between a sovereign government and an Indian company. I am not aware of it. I don’t even think we are involved in this,” said Indian Ministry of External... »
The government has raised the prices of power at both the wholesale and retail levels as Bangladesh grapples with the prospect of an intensifying cost of living crisis. Retail prices have gone up 5 percent for the second time in a month, while wholesale prices are seeing an increase of 8.06 percent, according to a notice issued on Tuesday. The new rates will be effective from the February billing. Based... »
Khulna division has been experiencing acute power cuts even in the winter due to suspension of power production at Rampal Power Plant amid shortage of coal caused by the dollar crisis. The production came to a halt on January 14, only after 27 days the coal-fired plant in Bagerhat started electricity generation by adding 660 megawatt of electricity to the national grid produced from its first unit. Khulna West Zone... »
The government has raised the electricity tariff by 5 percent at the retail level. Now the average tariff for all consumers will go up by Tk0.36 to Tk7.49 from Tk7.13, the Power Division said in a media statement Thursday. The tariff for lifeline consumers, who use up to 50 units (kwh) a month, was raised by Tk0.19 to Tk3.94 per unit from Tk3.75. The new tariff will be effective from... »
Technical evaluation committee (TEC) of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has recommended raising the weighted average tariff of electricity by 15.43 percent at retail level against the demand of the distribution companies for hiking by about 20 percent at retail level. The recommendation of the evaluation committee was placed at the public hearing that began in the city’s BIAM Auditorium at 10 am. The committee suggested setting the weighted... »
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the electricity, under the agreement with Adani Power, will come to Bangladesh in mid-March. ‘Now we are getting 240 megawatt (MW) power on test basis from Adani power plant and in March 750 MW will be connected to the national grid through Rohonpur,’ he said after inspecting Adani’s under-construction 1600 MW power plant having two units with... »
Faisal Khan, Director of Summit Group has been elected as the President of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers Association (BIPPA) for next two years. “It is an honour to lead an association that has been vital to the economic growth and development of Bangladesh. BIPPA member companies have made significant investments in the power sector and supply over 50% of the electricity in the National Grid.” remarked Faisal Khan, the newly... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will hold a public hearing on 8 and 9 January on the proposal of six power distribution companies to hike the retail level electricity tariff. The hearing will take place at Shaheed AKM Shamsul Haque Khan Auditorium of the Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) in the city from 10am to 5pm everyday, said an official handout today. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Bangladesh... »
The coal-fired Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant at Rampal started trial operation on Saturday night, adding 660 megawatt (MW) of electricity to the national grid from Unit-I. Earlier, India-Bangladesh Power Sector Cooperation, Unit-I of the 2×660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project was successfully synchronised with the national grid on August 15, 2022, injecting 91.7 MW of electricity to the national grid. In June 2023, 660 MW more electricity will be... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that if the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) delays to decide on retail power hike proposals, then the Power Division will make its own decision. He made the remarks while talking to reporters at the sideline of a stakeholders meeting on “Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan (IEPMP)”, organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, at a hotel... »