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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

Power Sector

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... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the frequent and long power outages will relent within two days with 500 MW of electricity to be added to the national grid. The situation will improve further in 10-15 more days, she said at a discussion in Dhaka on Wednesday, as Bangladesh continued to face up to 3,000 MW of shortage daily on an average for weeks. “We understand the people’s suffering. We’re... »
An ongoing electricity crisis, punctuated by frequent power outages amid sweltering heat, is set to intensify after the coal-fired Payra power plant in Patuakhali suspended operations. Last month, a shortage of coal halted electricity generation at one of two units of the country’s largest plant. On Monday, the second unit of the 1,320 MW plant also shut down production around noon. As a result, the country’s total power supply decreased... »
The 5th meeting of the Bangladesh-Nepal Joint Steering Committee on enhancing cooperation in power sector was held today at the administrative building of Payra 1,320MW power plant in the district. In the meeting, Bangladesh Power Division Secretary Md Habibur Rahman and Nepalese Power, Water Resources and Irrigation Secretary Dinesh Kumar Ghimire led the delegation of their respective countries. Issues including construction of hydropower plants in Nepal under joint investment of... »
Dhaka and New Delhi reviewed the implementation of Katihar-Parbatipur-Baranagar 765 KV high voltage interconnection transmission line between India and Bangladesh. The issue was reviewed in the meeting of Bangladesh-India Joint Steering Committee on Power Sector Cooperation in Khulna on Thursday. Joint development of cross-border trade and relevant projects and projects on energy efficiency in Bangladesh were also discussed, said a press release of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral... »
Frequent power outages and high temperatures that soar up to 40 degree Celsius have made public life miserable for the last few days across the country. The situation of the electricity in rural areas also became worse as they are getting 40 per cent less power against the demand in the daytime, on Tuesday 3:30pm the 62 Palli Bidyut Sommities (PBSs) were supplied 40 per cent less power than the... »