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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 16, 2021

Power Sector

On December 21 last year, the BPDB expressed its intention to sell 34,353,440 shares out of its total holdings of 603,259,748 shares The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), a corporate sponsor of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh, has completed its partial stake sale in the company amounting to 34,353,440 shares worth approximately Tk 161.8 crore. Power Grid made the announcement on Sunday on the website of the Chittagong Stock Exchange.... »
UNB, DhakaPower distribution in Dhaka to be fully automated: NasrulA move is underway to make the power distribution system in Dhaka city fully automated to better address the complaints of consumers, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said on Saturday. “Once all the consumers get the pre-paid metres, they’ll have no more complaint,” the state minister said while addressing a webinar. Forum for Energy Reporters Bangladesh... »
Reuters: While welcoming the progress, other leaders in Texas warned that the state’s energy grid would remain extremely “fragile” for a few days and that the cold weather that created the problems would stick around through the weekend. Some 325,000 households still do not have power, down from 2.7 million on Wednesday, and more than 13 million Texans are seeing interruptions in their water services. Energy operators and state leaders... »
UNB: Evaly and Fianancial Express Desktop‘Bangladesh’s power import to go up to 9,000 MW by 2041’ Bangladesh’s electricity import will go up to 9,000 MW by 2041 which will meet 15 per cent of the country’s demand by cross border power trading. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid disclosed the plan while addressing an online workshop on “Cross Border Power Trading”, organised by Bureau of Energy... »
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... »