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Dhaka Saturday,  Apr 17, 2021

Power Sector

Dhaka Electricity Distribution Company (DPDC) on Wednesday signed an agreement with a consultant firm for a project for supplying uninterrupted electricity in the Dhaka city. The DPDC signed the deal with a consultant firm – Hifab Oy of Finland and Bangladesh Engineers and Consultants Bangladesh Limited (ECBL) Joint Venture Company at Mukti Hall, Bidyut Bhaban. Witnessing the signing ceremony as the chief guest, State Minister for Power Energy and Mineral... »
Business leaders-local entrepreneurs- want a very clear cut picture of power and energy situation in the country from the government as they are experiencing a 292 hours of loadshedding in a calendar year, although the government fails to sell 4000 MW of electricity in off- peak hours every day. “Government is saying that there is no loadshedding in the country but we are experiencing about a 292 hours’ loadshedding every... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated four power plants that added 435.4 megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the country’s national grid. The premier also opened eight 33/11 KV GIS substations along with the power plants through a videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon. Through the same function, Sheikh Hasina, also Minister of the Ministry of  Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, launched cent percent electrification in 10 upazilas of the... »
Japan’s JERA has agreed to acquire stakes in a power project in Bangladesh now under development by Reliance Power. Under the agreement, signed with the India’s Reliance Power, it will acquire 49 percent of the gas-fired thermal power generation project with combined capacity of 750MW, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. The gas-based combined cycle power project will be set up in Narayanganj’s Meghnaghat, 40km southeast of Dhaka.... »
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... »