Energy Bangla

Energy electricity and environment news portal

Dhaka Monday,  Dec 6, 2021

Power Sector

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... »
BSS: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to the people to be more economical in using electricity to repay the best of government’s huge subsidy to power generation. She simultaneously urged them to keep up the country’s existing pace of development with the long-term vision formulated by the government. “Let not allow anyone to come to power again who will tie Bangladesh up in the chains of slavery,”... »
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... »