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Dhaka Friday,  May 14, 2021

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The SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation for a common grid to share power was signed in presence of leaders of the eight member states Thursday, the last day of the 18th SAARC Summit at Kathmandu. Earlier, Nepal’s Foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey told Reuters that the deal will allow creating a seamless electricity grid. The agreement is expected to lead to greater cooperation in the power sector, besides improving... »
The reason behind the grid failure three weeks ago that plunged the entire Bangladesh into an unprecedented blackout will be made public ‘within a day or two’, the government says. “The report will be submitted to me today,” State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu told reporters after a seminar on Wednesday. Asked what caused the massive power cut, the minister said:”I am yet to see the report.... »
About $24 billion investment in Bangladesh’s power sector is in the pipeline, the prime minister’s energy affairs advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said. At a seminar in Dhaka on Tuesday, he said the government planned to make Bangladesh a middle-income country within the next five years. “$2 billion was invested in the power projects completed in the past five years. Another $8.5 billion have been invested in those currently being implemented,”... »
Power division said the worst nationwide power outage in recent years was not caused by a glitch in a transmission line from India but was the result of internal technical problems.“There was no problem from India’s side, the 400 MW line had no problem, either. There was a transmission problem on our side,” Finance Minister AMA Muhith said after a meeting with the power division officials. He said, Our transmission... »
Power was restored in most of Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout, officials said.The blackout was the country’s worst since a 2007 cyclone knocked out the national grid for several hours. Electricity was cut across Bangladesh at around noon Saturday after the transmission line experienced a “technical glitch” that led to a cascade of failures throughout the national power grid,... »
We are gratefull to the almighty that none of our electricity plants are affected, says state minister for power State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid said the country was no longer reeling with the unusual deficiency in power supply. The minister made the statement while briefing the media regarding Saturday’s power supply disruption on Sunday morning. He said: “The country is now not reeling with the deficiency in power supply.... »
The investigation committee was formed to probe the massive blackout that switched the country off on Saturday The investigation committee charged with determining the factors that caused Saturday’s countrywide power failure will visit Bheramara HVDC grid sub-station today, sources said. Some officials believe the site is crucial to explaining the unexpected grid failure. “We will visit the High Voltage Direct Current grid sub-station at Bheramara in Kushtia and collect data... »
The committee probing Saturday’s power outage across the country will seek more time to file its findings. The committee headed by power division’s Additional Secretary Kaykaus Ahmed visited the Ashuganj Thermal Power Plant in Brahmanbarhia on Wednesday.”We will not be able to file our report within the timeframe of three-working days set by the ministry.” “We will inform the ministry about the progress of the investigation on Thursday and will... »
Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) — A huge power cut in Bangladesh left tens of millions of people nationwide without electricity for hours on Saturday. The blackout hit the entire South Asian country after a failure on a line that imports power from neighboring India, authorities said. It began around 11 a.m. Saturday, causing widespread disruption across the nation of more than 160 million people. Shops were forced to close, hospitals resorted... »
Aminur Rahman Rasel: “The outage was triggered by excessive electricity supply from India.” An unusual power outage has taken over the entire country as the national grid collapsed two times since 11:30am on Saturday. Power supply was being restored partially across the country from 2:50pm. However, the national grid collapsed again at 4:30pm. The outage triggered by the excessive electricity supply from India, PGCB Chief Engineer (system operation) Md Aksad... »