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Dhaka Thursday,  Feb 25, 2021

Power Sector

The government has taken steps to ensure supply of 14,000-MW electricity during the upcoming irrigation season“We have instructed all concerned for completing necessary preparation to ensure supply of 14,000 MW power during the upcoming irrigation season,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said today. He chaired a coordination meeting on uninterrupted power supply virtually and said the demand for power is being increased during the irrigation... »
The High Court today directed the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to adjust the actual meter readings of physical electricity bills done by customers on public holidays due to corona in July. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Mujibur Rahman Mia and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order. The power distribution companies have been directed to adjust the bills and submit a report to the court within... »
The country’s power sector has returned to normalcy after four months of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a top official said. “Even last month, we were worried about loan repayment for the ECA-funded projects having a combined capacity to produce 2,285 megawatts of electricity,” Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Chairman Engr Balayet Hossain told the Daily Sun. He also said BPDB overcame the issues as the collection of revenue... »
Local think-tank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has suggested the government to go for a downward revision of the existing Power System Master Plan (PSMP) 2016 as the existing overcapacity of power generation stands at 37 percent. “In our calculation, it will be 47 percent in 2041. Even it many go up to 50 (percent) at that time when the country’s generation will reach 60,000MW as per PSMP,” Dr Moazzem... »
The second unit of Payra 1320-Megawatt Thermal Power Plant – which is the country’s largest coal-fired plant – has begun electricity production on an experimental basis. Project Director Helal Shah Abdul Mawla told The Business Standard that the plant was synchronised with the national grid at 4pm on Wednesday. Giving further details, he said, “The unit is now supplying electricity to the national grid on a test basis. For next... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated cent percent electrification in 31 upazilas of the country alongside two newly-built power plants, 11 grid sub-stations and six transmission lines. The premier opened cent percent electrification in 31 upazilas of 18 districts, two power plants, 11 grid sub-stations and six new transmission lines through a virtual conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning. The upazilas which came under cent percent power... »
The price of electricity for industries is to be dropped. However, those who will opt for the low price power won’t get any gas for their captive power plants. The government is taking such initiatives to utilize more power in the industrial sector and at the same time discourage consuming natural gas in the captive power plants of the industries. A committee from the Power Division of the Ministry of... »
Nepal government has given its nod to Nepal Electricity Authority to trade electricity with India and Bangladesh, reports The Himalayan Times. It is mandatory for the NEA to get approval of the government for inter-country electricity trade. Barshaman Pun, minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, said the cabinet meeting on Monday had given the approval to sell electricity to India and Bangladesh when the domestic production is high and... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said every house would be brought under electricity facility by ensuring cent percent coverage of power during the Mujib Barsha. “We have already brought 97 percent, people, under electricity coverage and the remaining population will be provided with power by December this year,” he said this at a meeting on the implementation progress of development projects of ADP under... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, MP, today said the power sector is needed to increase quality services by thinking out of the box. “We have to be motivated…. we have to work for the welfare of the country and people. It is essential for the newly appointed officers to expand their thoughts with new innovative ideas,” he made the remarks at the inaugural ceremony of... »