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Dhaka Friday,  Sep 17, 2021

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UNB: Bangladesh wants to partner with the United States private sector in research and development of uninterrupted and affordable renewable energy sources. Speaking at an Energy Roundtable organised by the USBangladesh Business Council (USBBC) in Washington, DC on Thursday, prime minister’s power, energy and mineral resources Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury urged US companies to explore the prospects of nuclear power modular reactors in Bangladesh. He mentioned that Bangladesh has been working closely... »
UNB:Bangladesh generates surplus electricity, disruptions still prevailBangladesh is now capable to produce more electricity than it consumes. Yet the consumers are hit by frequent disruptions in power supply, even in the capital city. According to official data, the country has attained the capacity of generating over 24,000 MW of electricity a day as against the current daily consumption of only 13,000 MW. Yet, in capital Dhaka, the major hub of... »
BSS: Bangladesh and Indian officials on Wednesday said they expect to commission the first unit of joint-venture 1320MW Rampal Power Plant in December this year as scheduled overcoming the Covid-19 hurdles. “We expect the first unit of the plant to go on operation in December this year as per schedule. .. we are confident to meet the timeline,” a Bangladesh power division official told BSS, a day after power secretaries... »
BSS: State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today assured that electricity supply will remain unaffected after closure of 10 coal-based power plants. “Electricity supply to Dhaka, Mymensingh and Rangpur will not be affected after closure of 10 coal-based power plants as there is a surplus power generation now,” he said while briefing reporters at his ministry conference room. The state minister said authorities will coordinate the... »
bdnews: The Bangladesh government has cancelled 10 planned coal-based power plants after taking their environmental impact into consideration.The Integrated Energy and Power Masterplan needs to set the coal-based power generation target at a reasonable level while taking the overall situation into consideration, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid at a press conference at the Secretariat in Dhaka Sunday. The power plants were part of the 2010-2011 electricity... »
In line with Summit’s commitment to continue transforming the power sector in Bangladesh by adopting advanced technology solutions, the company has successfully brought GE 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine at its upcoming Summit Meghnaghat II power plant located in Meghnaghat, near Dhaka. Meeting the project timeline, the gas turbine has been successfully placed on the foundation at the site of the power plant, which is expected to be commissioned in 2022,... »
Clear understandings from the Bangladesh government’s recently released Eight Five-Year Plan (8FYP) need to be incorporated into the new energy and power master plan currently under development by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to drive zero carbon transformation and financial sustainability in the energy system. A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) made the observation. IEEFA on Monday released the report titled ‘Bangladesh... »
UNB: Although the government has allowed rental and quick rental power plants on short-term basis, now their owners are pursuing for long term agreement which cannot be acceptable in any case, said Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Chairman Belayet Hossain. Belayet Hossain made the remarks while speaking at a webinar titled: “Upcoming National Budget FY 2021-22: Expectation of Power Producers” on Saturday. He observed that despite huge criticism from the... »
A total of 3,562 people were sued in two cases filed in connection with yesterday’s clash between police and workers of coal-based SS Power I Plant in Chattogram’s Banshkhali upazila, which left five workers dead. Police filed one of the cases accusing 2,500 unidentified persons on charge of attacking law enforcers while the power plant authorities have filed the other case accusing 22 named and 1,040 unnamed persons for setting... »
Amid growing demand for electricity due to the scorching summer heat since mid-March, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has registered a whopping 13,018 megawatt (MW) production, setting a new record for the country. The record generation was reported at 9pm on Saturday, according to Saiful Hasan Chowdhury, director of public relations of the BPDB. The previous highest production was 12,893 MW as recorded on May 29, 2019. Bangladesh’s power... »