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Dhaka Saturday,  Apr 17, 2021

Power Sector

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved On 26th January, 13 development projects involving Tk 91.10 billion (9,110 crore) along with three big projects in the power sector, including a 275mw (megawatt) coal-based power plant at Barapukuria. The approval came at its meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister... »
The government is looking to bring down load-shedding to zero during next summer, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said. During a visit to the Desco head office On 28th January, he said there was no load-shedding in the country at present as the government had successfully enhanced generation capacity to over 10,000MW. Desco Chairman Md Mofazzel Hossain and acting MD Arjad Hossain accompanied the... »
Tripura power minister Manik Dey on 23 January demanded finalizing of India’s power trading project with Bangladesh, in which Tripura will play a key role. He said India had agreed two years ago to supply power to Bangladesh from Tripura’s quota in the Palatana power project, after Sheikh Hasina granted permission to ONGC’s thermal power company, OTPC, to move dimensional equipment through Bangladesh’s Ashuganj port. The Centre had agreed to... »
The Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Nasrul Hamid Bipu said that, there will be no load shedding in Bangladesh from the year 2021. He further said that the present government is working on a project to produce more 24 thousand Mega Watt of electricity. On 24th January at a mass communication function held on South Keranigong’s “Dolesshor School and College” ground, he said this. He also said that the... »
The government would provide $302 million fund support as equity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for implementing 1320MW joint venture coal-based power project at Rampal, the cost for which is around $2 billion. “The finance ministry has fixed the module to disburse the amount in the form of loans. However, we sought support from the finance ministry earlier, and it gave its final status in this regard on Wednesday,”... »
Japan is to fund the $174m construction of new gas-fired power plant in Mozambique to help the southern African nation’s fast-growing economy keep up with electricity demand. Mozambique has seen a spike in foreign investment since it hit on huge gas reserves, but power shortages threaten the development of industry and economic growth. Power demand, which is at about 800MW at peak times, already outstrips supply of roughly 700MW in... »
Dip Azad: It is well understand that Bangladesh is facing severe power crisis since long. Most of our power plants become older and substantially de-rated even from its low capacity and efficiency (Maximum 35%). Thus, we are also loosing our existing power capacity as many of existing power stations are frequently out of operations although overhauling and scheduled maintenance were performed. On the other hand setting up of complete new... »
MAN Diesel & Turbo has received two orders to supply power plant engines to Asia and Africa. Together, the two supply projects are worth Euro 60 million. For the Bangladeshi Maisha Group MAN Diesel & Turbo is to supply twelve 18V32/40 engines to the state capital Dhaka. The engines will be employed in a power plant delivering 108 MW of electricity, which will provide additional peak load power for the... »
ONGC’s second unit of gas-fired thermal power project at Palatana in Tripura will be operational in June this year. “After the successful operation of the first unit (363 MW) of the power plant, we have set a target of making the second unit operational by June this year. We hope that the second unit start generation before the target time,” a officials told. 660 KM long transmission line from the... »
The Bangladesh Power Division has estimated the demand of 1,700MW of power for boro irrigation in the coming season. In last year’s boro season about 3.09 lakh electricity driven irrigation pumps consumed 1,519MW of power. It was also estimated that the country’s highest demand for power during next boro irrigation season between January and May at 7,500MW which was about 7,000MW in last season. The power division, at an inter-ministry... »