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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 28, 2021

Power Sector

After four years into the initial deal, Reliance Group of India on Sunday signed agreements to set up a 718 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat over the next three years. Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) company of the Indian conglomerate, signed a total of four contracts with different entities of the government to implement the project. Under the agreements, the government... »
State-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd today inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese CMC to develop 500 megawatt (MW) renewable energy-based power plant projects. The plants to be developed included Sirajganj 100 MW grid connected photovoltaic solar power plant, Pabna 60 MW grid connected photovoltaic solar power plant, Payra 50 MW wind power plant and other projects to generate 290 MW. The NWPGCL and the CMC will... »
The government has stopped renewing the tenure of costly oil-fired rental power thanks to the country’s surplus electricity generation capacity. “We now have around 50 per cent surplus capacity against the demand. So we stopped renewing the rental oil-fired power plants,” Power Division senior secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus told the Daily Sun. The government allowed oil-fired renal plants having the capacity to generate 1,768MW of electricity during 2011-2017. The country’s... »
Bangladesh has proposed to export its surplus electricity to India as a part of power exchange cooperation between two neighbouring countries. The government has placed the request during a two-day power-secretary level dialogue between Dhaka and Delhi that began on August 25 in Dhaka. Bangladesh Power Division’s senior secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus and Indian power secretary Subash Chandra Garg are leading their respective delegations. Bangladesh’s electricity generation capacity currently stands... »
  The government has planned to put on retirement a good number of liquid fuel-fired power plants, mostly the rental and quick rental ones installed in private sector with the total capacity of 4,390 MW, over the next five years (2019-2023). According to official sources at the Power Division, the move to bring down liquid fuel use in power generation was taken as part of the government strategy to reduce... »
Plans have been taken to ensure uninterrupted power supply to industries of eight areas on a test basis. Eight areas of Mymensingh, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Dhaka have been chosen for this, informs a source from Power Cell. Power department says that the demand in these areas is 81 percent. But instead of taking power from grids, power is being produced with own captive generators. Power is only taken from grids when... »
The power sector is one of the successful areas of the Awami League government of successive tenures, with the generation capacity increasing nearly fourfold from some 4,000 MW to more than 16,525 MW in the past one decade. Though nearly 94 per cent areas of the country have been brought under electrification, and the plan is to extend it to make it cent per cent by the end of this... »
Uncertainty looms large over the timely execution of transmission projects to facilitate electricity evacuation from the proposed 1,320 MW Payra coal-fired power plant. According to sources at the Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL), the projects, taken by the government for creating required transmission facilities, are still running far behind the schedule, which may ultimately impede the power evacuation from the Payra plant. Bangladesh and China are jointly implementing the Payra... »
Senior Secretary of the power division suggested being watchful against any rumour saying ‘there will be a 48 hours nationwide blackout and awkward things may happen in that time’. He urged the mass to pay no heed on such rumours. Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, the senior secretary of the power division claimed in a press release that a self-seeking group is spreading the false claims of nationwide blackout which is nothing... »
Unique group is going to set up a combined-cycle power plant having a peak capacity of 584 MW in Meghnaghat of Narayanganj. The power plant is expected to start its operation within 2022. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Unique Meghnaghat Power Limited (UMPL) at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday. The power plant will occupy an area of around 19 acres and... »