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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

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State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that right now, the bulk power tariff hike will have no impact on the masses. “BERC (Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission) will examine whether it will have any impact on retail consumers in future,” he told reporters. Nasrul Hamid made the remark while talking to reporters at his ministry on Monday, following the announcement made by BERC to raise... »
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission has hiked bulk power prices by 19.92 percent amid an ongoing energy crisis. The prevailing wholesale price was raised from Tk 5.17 per unit to Tk 6.20 in an effort to cut back on the Tk 170 billion in subsidies to the sector, BERC Chairman Abdul Jalil said at a press conference on Monday. The change in the power tariff will have no impact on... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her optimism that people would not have to suffer much for electricity and fuel from the next month. “Due to the war in Ukraine, it is difficult to buy fuel oil and procure gas. Not only our country, but also the UK, America, Germany – everywhere – they are looking at saving energy. . . So, we had to suffer for some days. Inshallah,... »
After submission of a review appeal by state-owned BPDB to raise bulk power tariff, now distribution companies are likely to submit their respective proposals to raise retail power tariff, official sources said. According to a top level source at the Power Division, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will submit its proposal to the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to enhance retail power tariff on Sunday next while other distribution... »
The construction of Unit-1 of Maitri Super Thermal Power Plant at Rampal in Bagerhat has been completed. Experimental power generation is underway. Commercial production will begin on November 25. Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL) Managing Director Engineer Syed Ekram Ullah told Energy Bangla, that the first unit is fully ready to generate 660 MW of electricity. The Power Development Board (PDB) has given the time to start commercial... »
The construction of transmission line to connect Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) with the national grid is going with coordinated efforts. “Our work of Nuclear power plant transmission line was delayed due to Covid-19 and the Ukraine war,” said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources after a meeting with Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman at Bidyut Bhaban today. He said that now the construction work is... »
Cyclone Sitrang has crossed the coast of Bangladesh between Barishal and Chattogram with a deadly wind speed of up to 90 km per hour, ripping off trees and utility poles as it took aim at millions on its path into the country. Bangladesh Meteorological Department asked the maritime ports to lower the warning from danger signal to cautionary signal No. 3 as the storm weakened to a land depression after... »
Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said that the government is planning to supply about 80 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMCFD) from Bhola district to the national network to ease the nagging energy crisis. “We hope we’re able to bring the gas from Bhola within 3-4 months,” he told a seminar on ‘Mitigation of the Impacts of the Energy Crisis on the Industry Sector’, organised... »
Bangladesh will have to put up with the rolling blackouts at least until supply from the plant in Rampal and another being built in India by a subsidiary of Adani Group begins, Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said. Speaking to journalists after a programme in Dhaka on Sunday, the prime minister’s adviser for power, energy and mineral resources said the government had earlier said it would overcome the situation by October because... »
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh has released the names of its two officials suspended by the government for their negligence of duty that led to the nationwide grid failure on October 4. According to the PGCB public relations department, the suspended officials are Allama Hasan Bakhtiar, Sub-Divisional Engineer (SPMD, Dhaka-1) and Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Assistant Engineer (SPMD, Dhaka-1). Earlier, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said... »