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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 28, 2021

Power Sector

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... »
The per unit power production cost at Matarbari is Tk 13; if power is produced with imported coal then expenditure will be double compared to the manufacturing cost with furnace oil. To reduce the abnormal price, the government wants to construct another power plant. To establish this power plant, the government has asked loan assistance from Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). The matter has been discussed by PM Sheikh Hasina... »
Electricity generation is 12, 893 megawatts. In the past, this amount of electricity was not produced. The electricity is produced at 9pm on Wednesday. Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) sources said there was no shortage of electricity in the country. Gas supply was provided to power plants. All the oil based power plants were also in full production.
Bangladesh has made significant progress in access to electricity as its electrification coverage reached 93 percent, thanks to the stronger political commitment of the present Awami League government. The World Bank in its just published Energy Progress Report 2019 mentioned that among countries with the largest population without access to electricity, Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, and Sudan have made the most progress, reports BSS. It said global electrification rate reached 89... »
Bangladesh has hit a new milestone in electricity generation. The power plants produced 12,539 megawatt electricity at 9 pm on Wednesday – a new record, according to the Power Development Board. The previous record of highest power generation was 12, 412 MW set on May 2019. There was no power cut in the day of record production.