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Power Sector

West Bengal will be in a position to sell 2500 units of power to Bangladesh in 2014, the state power minister Manish Gupta recently said. “We are presently selling our surplus power to states like Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rajasthan. From next year, we will sell around 2,500 units of power to Bangladesh,” Gupta told after a departmental review meeting at the Bakreshwar Thermal Power Plant (BTPP). The state... »
The Bangladesh government has invited its Indian counterpart to hold the seventh Dhaka-Delhi secretary level meeting here between January 11 and January 12, 2014 aiming to focus on regional interconnectivity through sharing hydroelectric potentiality with Nepal and Bhutan, bangladesh power division’s official said. He said, “We have already invited Indian counterpart to expedite power sector cooperation through arranging two-day long joint secretaries and secretaries level meeting between two countries.the government... »
22 dec.2013: The government would require 40 billion dollar to produce 40 thousand megawatts (MW) of electricity by the year 2030. Bangladesh Power Secretary Monowar Islam told reporters at a workshop on “Sustainable Energy Security: Options for Bangladesh”. The workshop was jointly organised by the Power Division and the Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd (popularly known as the Rampal power project) at Bidyut Bhaban. Monwar said, Government will increase budgetary... »
16 december 2013, Experts and environmental scientists have called for cooperative and effective management at regional level to address the issues relating to water resources, energy and climate change. They were addressing “International consultative workshop on energy cooperation, climate change and water management: initiatives for regional integration”, which was organised by SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI) in collaboration with Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce & Industry... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $350 million loan for power asset upgrades that will allow the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to meet booming consumer demand for power. “The state has made impressive network gains in recent years but demand is outstripping supply, and the quality of electricity needs further improvements, especially in rural areas,” said Herath Gunatilake, Lead Energy Economist in ADB’s South Asia Department. “Our... »
A team of the Power Division is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Malaysia on December 16 to sign two separate deals to set up yet another 1320MW coal-fired power plant in a joint-venture (equal share) basis at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar. Power Division’s officials said.“We are going on a three-day visit to Malaysia for signing two separate deals – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a power sector cooperation deal”.... »
The government approved hard loans of half a billion US dollar for three power development projects. The ministry of power, energy and mineral resources official said the ‘non-concessional loan committee’ of the government, headed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, approved taking of US$552 million hard loan. $257 million loan will be borrowed for setting up a 331-megawatt (MW) power plant at Shahjibazar, $85 million for enhancing capacity of 150MW Sylhet... »
The state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has started importing 422MW of power from Indian grid since 3 December, Tuesday morning. On the day, Indian public sector power authority NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam supplied 175MW of power and its private sector authority PTC India Limited supplied 247MW of power, officials said. PGCB’s managing director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain told that `Today we have started receiving between 420MW and 422MW of... »
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €82m loan to Bangladesh in support of a project that aims to boost the country’s power generation, transmission and distribution capacity.The loan will finance two specific projects under the program that include conversion of the Baghabari and Shagibacar gas-fired plants to combined-cycle power plants, leading to efficiency improvements, increase in generation capacity without any rise in the amount of fuel used, which eventually... »
The government has unveiled a plan to generate 24,000 MW of electricity by the year 2021 to meet the country’s growing demand for power. At a seminar held at Bidyut Bhaban in Dhaka on 18 November, the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDP) unveiled a strategy paper titled “Power sector master plan 2010: Strategy towards 24,000 MW by 2021”. While presenting the keynote paper Md. Mizanur Rahman, Director, System Planning of... »