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Dhaka Saturday,  Apr 17, 2021

Power Sector

The power sector is one of the successful areas of the Awami League government of successive tenures, with the generation capacity increasing nearly fourfold from some 4,000 MW to more than 16,525 MW in the past one decade. Though nearly 94 per cent areas of the country have been brought under electrification, and the plan is to extend it to make it cent per cent by the end of this... »
Uncertainty looms large over the timely execution of transmission projects to facilitate electricity evacuation from the proposed 1,320 MW Payra coal-fired power plant. According to sources at the Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL), the projects, taken by the government for creating required transmission facilities, are still running far behind the schedule, which may ultimately impede the power evacuation from the Payra plant. Bangladesh and China are jointly implementing the Payra... »
Senior Secretary of the power division suggested being watchful against any rumour saying ‘there will be a 48 hours nationwide blackout and awkward things may happen in that time’. He urged the mass to pay no heed on such rumours. Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, the senior secretary of the power division claimed in a press release that a self-seeking group is spreading the false claims of nationwide blackout which is nothing... »
Unique group is going to set up a combined-cycle power plant having a peak capacity of 584 MW in Meghnaghat of Narayanganj. The power plant is expected to start its operation within 2022. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Unique Meghnaghat Power Limited (UMPL) at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday. The power plant will occupy an area of around 19 acres and... »
The Department of Environment has imposed a fine of Tk 2.0 million on the Hathazari 100MW Peaking Power Plant for polluting the Halda River by dumping industrial waste. The authorities also ordered the temporary shutdown of the plant after a hearing over the harmful effects of the release of its furnace oil into a water body connected to the river on fishes within it. Moazzem Hossain, director of the department... »
Dhaka has signed five deals with Beijing to improve power transmission and distribution systems in Bangladesh. China will fund the projects that will require more than $4 billion to implement, according to government officials familiar with the agreements. The agreements were signed after the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of People on Thursday. Dhaka Power Distribution Company or... »
A high-powered government committee has said in its report that the clash between Bangladeshi and Chinese workers at the under-construction 1,320 MW Payra power plant in Patuakhali was fuelled by “outside forces”. The report, submitted Wednesday, blamed a quarter with vested interests for the clash. It also stole 50-60 laptops containing important power plant designs from the plant site, the probe committee, headed by additional secretary of the Power Division,... »
Bangladesh needs investment worth US$40 billion for increasing electricity generation to 60,000MW by 2041, according to power division sources. Considering the investment potentiality in country’s power sector to attain win-win situation, the foreign companies have raced to invest in the country’s power sector as the government aims to generate 60,000MW of electricity by 2041. Companies from Russia, Britain, Germany, Japan, China, India and the United States have already joined the... »
A Chinese worker, who was injured in a clash over the death of a worker at Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kalapra upazila on Tuesday, died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Jung Yung Sung, an employee of the power plant. Factory workers said Sabindra Das, 32, son of Nagendra Das of Nabiganj upazila in Habiganj district, was killed as... »
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has once again suffered a huge loss in the outgoing fiscal year and held the top position among the loss maker state-owned companies of the country’s power sector. Even more horrifying is that the PDB alone is responsible for nearly 80 percent of the total loss that was incurred by all the state-run companies. According to the Economic Review-2019, PDB incurred the highest loss among... »