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Dhaka Tuesday,  Oct 4, 2022

Power Sector

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday said the power sector should introduce an integrated call centre for solving all complaints related to electricity. “Integrated call cnetre could ensure better and smooth clients service,” he said this while addressing an agreement signing as chief guest at Biduyt Bhaban in Dhaka, reports BSS. Nasrul said that clients can memorise a unique number easily, so the BPDB... »
Northern Electric Supply Company (NESCO) Limited will install 3,448.5 kilometers more power supply lines aimed at improving socio-economic conditions of the public in general through developing and strengthening the power distribution system. Of those, 2,037.5 kilometers of new lines will be set up and 1,411-kilometer others will be renovated. Besides, 33/11 KV three new substations, 11/4 KV 3,400 distribution transformers and 6.35/0.24 KV 451 distribution transformers will be installed and... »
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (BAPEX) has resumed the excavation of the abandoned number one well of Sylhet’s Biyanibazar Gas Field. Analysts expect to get 7 million cubic feet of gas per day from the well. Digging the abandoned well of the gas field in Biyanibazar started on Saturday afternoon. Sylhet Gas Fields Ltd Managing Director Md Mizanur Rahman and senior officials of BAPEX and Sylhet Gas Field... »
The government will construct a waste-fuelled power plant at Jalkuri in Narayanganj City. The Power Division signed an agreement with UD Environmental Equipment Technology Company Ltd, Everbright Environmental Protection Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Ltd and SABS Syndicate Consortium at a Dhaka hotel on Thursday to set up the plant. According to the agreement, the consortium will generate electricity from wastage at the 6MW plant for the next 20 years. Power from... »
The unit-1 of the 2x660MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal will go into commercial run in October, raising further the country’s electricity generation capacity, as all necessary steps, including successful synchronization with the national grid, have already been completed. In a major step in further strengthening India-Bangladesh Power Sector Cooperation, Unit-I of the 2×660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project was successfully synchronized with the national grid on... »
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has lined up a total of 51 power plants, having a total generation capacity of about 3990 MW, for retirement by 2025. According to an official document of the BPDB, the state-owned principal organisation in the power sector, the retirement schedule includes 15 plants from the public sector and 36 from the private sector. The document-Annual Report 2021 of BPDB-reveals that of the 51... »
Robiul Islam, 29, sits in the dark at his home in the Kalurghat neighbourhood of Chattogram city, suffering through yet another power cut, as Bangladesh struggles with costly and inadequate natural gas imports amid a global hike in energy prices. “Over the last two months, we are seeing power outages that we have not seen in quite a few years,” Islam told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. The South... »
Despite an improvement in payment, the government still owes $1.5 billion to the private power plant operators for the purchase of electricity, according to official sources. The sources confirmed this week that the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), the single buyer on behalf of the government, partially cleared the payment until February last. “We have not received any payment against the electricity purchase bills of March till the current... »
The Power Development Board has announced power cuts of up to 13 hours in some parts of Sylhet due to insufficient supply. The load shedding schedule, announced on Sunday, will take effect on Monday, according to Shams-e-Arefin, an executive engineer for the PDB in the area. The PDB supplies power to Sylhet through five distribution zones. All parts of Sylhet will see load shedding for nine to 10 hours, according... »
The Awami League gave maximum priority to the power sector in its campaign manifesto before returning to power in 2009, and it was boasting full electricity coverage with the next polls scheduled for 2023. A gas shortage triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war has now forced it to revise its plan. With lengthy power outages back, the situation has also jeopardised the government’s plans to cut subsidies in the power and... »