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The World Bank Board has approved $ 600 million for Bangladesh to improve the country’s “quality” of power supply in rural areas. The funds would be used in the Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project “to reduce system losses and enhance capacity” in the electricity network, the global lender said in a media release on Friday. Only 42 percent of the rural Bangladesh currently has access to electricity, according to... »
Power subsidy stands Tk 2834.26 crore during last seven months of this fiscal since July’13 to January’14. According to the BPDB officials, the board incurred a loss of Tk 344.38 crore in each of December’13 and January this year for selling power with Tk 1.36 per unit bulk tariff gap, as the board has to purchase electricity at higher rates than its gets by selling to its consumers. The BPDB... »
The government is going to revise its power system master plan by setting separate timeframe for implementing the power projects as the private sector sponsors have failed to commission the mega projects on time, an official said. The revised master plan would fix up the deadlines to implement the individual power plants and though it has already been delayed, he said, adding, the revised plan would also mention the amount... »
Russia has expressed its interest in investment in increasing gas supply to the national grid from abandoned and existing fields and power generation through increasing efficiency of the old plants through its state-run gas corporation Gazprom International, officials said. On 25th February, a delegation led by Alexander A Nilolaev, Russian Federation ambassador to Bangladesh, expressed the interest during a call on with the state minister for power, energy and mineral... »
National Committee for Protection of Oil-Gas and Mineral Resource, Electricity Sector and Ports will hold protest rallies in Dhaka and other divisional cities on February 26, demanding cancellation of the Rampal plant. “While the coal fired power plant is enough to destroy the Sundarbans, it has already accelerated illegal land grabbing in the forest area,” said Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the committee on 15th february at a press conference... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed hearing on power-tariff hike between March 4 and March 6 as per proposals submitted by five distribution companies for fresh raise in electricity rates ranging between 8.57 percent and 23.50 percent. The BERC took the decision to hold hearing on tariff hike during a meeting on 23th February with BERC Chairman AR Rahman in the chair. An official of BERC confirmed that they... »
Electricity tariff for retail customers could go up this or next month as the government gave a nod to the energy ministry’s move to rationalise the price for cutting subsidies. The tariff might be raised on the basis of proposals from the distributors to the energy regulator in December 2012. The utility companies have proposed a hike between 9 and 12 percent. The issue of power tariff hike surfaced again... »
The country’s entire power distribution system will be brought under prepaid metering system by 2021, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid here on Sunday. He made the announcement at a contract signing ceremony of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) at Bidyut Bhaban. The DPDC signed a contract with Bangladesh Diesel Plant Ltd, (BDPL), an equipment-manufacturing company, operated by the Bangladesh Army. Under the contract, the BDPL... »
TI New Delhi, February 6, 2014: Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies in Delhi today approached the Supreme Court against NTPC’s notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned for an urgent hearing, listed the case for tomorrow. The counsel appearing for BSES submitted that a matter connected to this case is coming... »
” The new government will fast-track the 1,320-megawatt coal-based Rampal Power Plant. Technologies are available in the world to address environmental and other concerns about the coal-based plant. We will employ them, and the plant will be completed quickly.” said Energy Adviser Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury. He spoke at a seminar styled ‘Coal Power Generation in Bangladesh: World’s Best Practices’, organised by the Power Division on 2nd February, at Bidyut Bhaban in... »