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Dhaka Tuesday,  Dec 5, 2023

Power Sector

The first unit of the Matarbari Coal-Fired Power Plant has been synchronised with the national grid on Saturday. “Some 150 MW of electricity from the under test-run of unit-1, having 600 MW, of the plant, was synchronised at 11:58am on Saturday,” said Mir Mohammad Aslam Uddin, deputy principal information officer of the Ministry Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. “Gradually, the power supply from the plant will be increasing”, he added.... »
The first unit of the coal-fired Matarbari Power Plant here is to go on trial run today with its 600 MW generation capacity while officials expect its commissioning in December, reports BSS. The first of the two units (of Matarbari Power Plant) starts its trial run on July 29, project director Abul Kalam Azad told BSS, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was expected to commission the unit in December... »
The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has commissioned its 400 kV power transmission line from Banshkhali in Chattogram via Madunaghat to Meghnaghat in Narayanganj. Report UNB The 276 km long transmission line was commissioned at 5:16 pm on Tuesday, the PGCB said, adding that it was made operational from the Meghnaghat end. The line will supply electricity from the under construction SS Power Plant at Banshkhali via Madunaghat of... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented crest and certificate to the Power Division for achieving the second position in the implementation of the Annual Performance Agreement for the financial year 2021-2022. Senior Secretary of Power Division Md Habibur Rahman today received the award from the Prime Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and later handed it over to the State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. Nasrul Hamid... »
Unqualified suppliers are obtaining contracts in power sector projects by exploiting the corruption of government officials and engaging in political lobbying, according to a report of the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED). The power sector is also incurring escalating losses due to the utilisation of low-quality equipment in the existing power plants, the report reads. And not just surging project costs, durations of these projects are also prolonging as... »

Rampal, Adani And SS Power Plant

3 Large Power Units Start Generation

When the country’s overall electricity demand dropped to 8,200 megawatt during a national holiday when all the offices, industries and establishments are closed on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, three large power plants announced the start of operations of their three generation units. These are — second unit (660 MW) of Rampal Power Plant (RPP), second unit of (800 MW) of Adani Power Plant in India and first unit (612 MW)... »
Adani Power Jharkhand Limited (APJL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Power Limited, part of the diversified Adani Group has achieved Commercial Operations Date of its second unit of its 2 X 800 MW Godda Ultra-supercritical thermal power plant (“Godda USCTPP”) on 26th June, 2023, at Godda district in Jharkhand, India. The reliability run rest, including commercial operation tests of 2nd Unit of Godda power plant was completed on 25th... »
Power Division has opened control rooms for its six distribution and one transmission entities — to ensure smooth electricity supply across the country during the holy Eid-ul-Azha. In an office order, the Power Division published the names of the organizations and their responsible officials along with their mobile phone numbers who will be on duty during the Eid holidays. The entities are: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Bangladesh Rural Electrification... »
One of the two 660 MW units at Payra thermal power plant, the largest in Bangladesh, has restarted production 20 days after a shortage of coal forced the entire operation to shut down. Confirming the reopening on Sunday afternoon, AM Khurshedul Alam, managing director of Bangladesh-China Power Company which is running the plant in Patuakhali, said a ship with 41,000 metric tonnes of coal docked at the plant’s port last... »
The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) has demanded uninterrupted power to protect products from being rotten. They made the demand by sending a letter to the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, said a press release. Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) Senior Vice-President and BCSA President Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu said due to load shedding, it is not possible to control the temperature of the... »