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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

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Technical evaluation committee (TEC) of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has recommended raising the weighted average tariff of electricity by 15.43 percent at retail level against the demand of the distribution companies for hiking by about 20 percent at retail level. The recommendation of the evaluation committee was placed at the public hearing that began in the city’s BIAM Auditorium at 10 am. The committee suggested setting the weighted... »
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the electricity, under the agreement with Adani Power, will come to Bangladesh in mid-March. ‘Now we are getting 240 megawatt (MW) power on test basis from Adani power plant and in March 750 MW will be connected to the national grid through Rohonpur,’ he said after inspecting Adani’s under-construction 1600 MW power plant having two units with... »
Faisal Khan, Director of Summit Group has been elected as the President of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers Association (BIPPA) for next two years. “It is an honour to lead an association that has been vital to the economic growth and development of Bangladesh. BIPPA member companies have made significant investments in the power sector and supply over 50% of the electricity in the National Grid.” remarked Faisal Khan, the newly... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will hold a public hearing on 8 and 9 January on the proposal of six power distribution companies to hike the retail level electricity tariff. The hearing will take place at Shaheed AKM Shamsul Haque Khan Auditorium of the Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) in the city from 10am to 5pm everyday, said an official handout today. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Bangladesh... »
The coal-fired Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant at Rampal started trial operation on Saturday night, adding 660 megawatt (MW) of electricity to the national grid from Unit-I. Earlier, India-Bangladesh Power Sector Cooperation, Unit-I of the 2×660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project was successfully synchronised with the national grid on August 15, 2022, injecting 91.7 MW of electricity to the national grid. In June 2023, 660 MW more electricity will be... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that if the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) delays to decide on retail power hike proposals, then the Power Division will make its own decision. He made the remarks while talking to reporters at the sideline of a stakeholders meeting on “Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan (IEPMP)”, organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, at a hotel... »
Nepal has advanced another step to attract Bangladeshi investment through joint ventures as its forest and environment ministry cleared the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the proposed 683 megawatt Sunkoshi-3 hydropower project, reports The Kathmandu Post. Referring to Madhu Bhetuwal, spokesperson for the Nepal energy ministry, the outlet reported that the authorities will share the report with the Bangladeshi side for its review. “After that, the two sides are expected... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will now consult with the government before any move towards holding a public hearing on retail power tariff hike proposals. Report UNB “We think we should first consult with the government before starting any process for public hearing on the submitted proposals”, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman, Member (Power) of the BERC, told UNB. Such remarks from the BERC Member came against the backdrop of the government’s... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the uninterrupted power supply will continue through strengthening the distribution network. Report UNB “Underground cable network with optical fiber will ensure reliable power supply through dual sources,” he said while visiting the sites of six ongoing projects in Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) on Thursday. He also said that installations of underground cables, substations and a... »
State-owned Bangladesh Development Board (BPDB) has submitted its proposal to the energy regulator seeking Tk 1.47 hike per kilowatt hour (each unit) at the retail level, official sources said on Wednesday. “We sought to raise the retail tariff by 19.44 percent to Tk 9.03 per unit from the existing Tk 7.56 per unit”, a top official of the BPDB told UNB. The retail power tariff proposal was placed by the... »