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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

Power Sector

Since the national power grid failure on October 4, 2022, Ghorashal Power Station could not resume operation in full capacity, a top official of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), has said. “Ghorashal Power Station may take one more week to resume electricity generation in full capacity,” he said, wishing not to be named, reports UNB. Bangladesh Power Development Board data shows the country’s power generation varies between 11,000 MW and... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Monday expected that the supply of electricity in the country will be normalized in November as the government has taken various measures in this regard. “We wanted there to be no load shedding from October but we could not do that. Because, we could not bring gas. The problem is temporary,” he told the reporters at his ministry office... »
The power supply has been restored in some areas of Dhaka and some other areas of the country gradually following a power outage due to a fault in transmission lines of the national grid. Authorities of power sector have restored power supply at Bangladesh secretariat, Biduyt Bhaban, Manik Nagar, Bangabhaban, Mirpur, Mohammadpur and Baridhara areas along with some other important establishments in the capital city, an official of power division... »
Ratan Sikdar Shanto, a small business owner, lives with his wife and their children in the Abdullahpur dam area. But his wife was in for a rude awakening on Tuesday when she returned from their son’s school, only to find there was no power or water supply at home. Drained by the sweltering heat, she and her two children climbed up to their rooftop for some respite. But worries about... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday said the power sector should introduce an integrated call centre for solving all complaints related to electricity. “Integrated call cnetre could ensure better and smooth clients service,” he said this while addressing an agreement signing as chief guest at Biduyt Bhaban in Dhaka, reports BSS. Nasrul said that clients can memorise a unique number easily, so the BPDB... »
Northern Electric Supply Company (NESCO) Limited will install 3,448.5 kilometers more power supply lines aimed at improving socio-economic conditions of the public in general through developing and strengthening the power distribution system. Of those, 2,037.5 kilometers of new lines will be set up and 1,411-kilometer others will be renovated. Besides, 33/11 KV three new substations, 11/4 KV 3,400 distribution transformers and 6.35/0.24 KV 451 distribution transformers will be installed and... »
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (BAPEX) has resumed the excavation of the abandoned number one well of Sylhet’s Biyanibazar Gas Field. Analysts expect to get 7 million cubic feet of gas per day from the well. Digging the abandoned well of the gas field in Biyanibazar started on Saturday afternoon. Sylhet Gas Fields Ltd Managing Director Md Mizanur Rahman and senior officials of BAPEX and Sylhet Gas Field... »
The government will construct a waste-fuelled power plant at Jalkuri in Narayanganj City. The Power Division signed an agreement with UD Environmental Equipment Technology Company Ltd, Everbright Environmental Protection Technical Equipment (Changzhou) Ltd and SABS Syndicate Consortium at a Dhaka hotel on Thursday to set up the plant. According to the agreement, the consortium will generate electricity from wastage at the 6MW plant for the next 20 years. Power from... »
The unit-1 of the 2x660MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal will go into commercial run in October, raising further the country’s electricity generation capacity, as all necessary steps, including successful synchronization with the national grid, have already been completed. In a major step in further strengthening India-Bangladesh Power Sector Cooperation, Unit-I of the 2×660 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project was successfully synchronized with the national grid on... »
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has lined up a total of 51 power plants, having a total generation capacity of about 3990 MW, for retirement by 2025. According to an official document of the BPDB, the state-owned principal organisation in the power sector, the retirement schedule includes 15 plants from the public sector and 36 from the private sector. The document-Annual Report 2021 of BPDB-reveals that of the 51... »