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Dhaka Monday,  Jan 24, 2022

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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... »
Prime Minister’s energy advisor Dr Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhuryvtoday said the big data and power management will support a balanced plan in power sector. “If necessary information will be collected from big data coordination with the Bureau of Statistics, the government can easily formulate balanced plan and policy,” he said while inaugurating a seminar as the chief guest through video conference. Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council organised the seminar titled ‘Big... »
Power Secretary Dr Sultan Ahmed on Sunday said that extension of time for allowing delayed payment of electricity bills without surcharge is now under consideration. He made the disclosure while briefing reporters through a videoconference about the outcome of the investigation into issuing inflated electricity bills by different power distribution companies. Earlier, the household electricity consumers were allowed to pay their delayed bills of February, March and April until June... »
Energy experts at virtual seminar on Wednesday said that the new energy regulatory bill will not protect consumers’ right. “BERC should not be allowed to raise electricity tariff more than twice in a year”, said Dr. Tamim, eminent energy expert, while addressing virtual dialogue, “COVID-19 – Power Sector in National Budget for FY2020-21: Allocative Priorities and Alternate Proposals”, organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue. He made the remarks against... »
The country’s biggest 660 MW Payra coal-fired power plant has remained shut for the past couple of weeks following its commercial operation of only five days. The first unit of the Payra thermal power plant went into commercial operation on May 14 and continued it till May 19 before going for closure, according to statistics of Bangladesh Power Development Board, or BPDB. Before its closure, the power plant was in... »
State-run power distribution companies will not impose any surcharge on electricity bills payments for the months of February, March, April and May due to coronavirus pandemic. State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid gave the information while speaking to journalists at his secretariat office on Sunday, the first day of resumption of works after 66-day nationwide shutdown. The payments of the due bills must be paid by June 30.... »