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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

Power Sector

There had been only 513 MW power generation growth in 2014, which was half compared to the growth rate in 2013. According to statistics provided by the state-owned Power Development Board (PDB), the country�s available power generation capacity marked a rise by 513 MW in 2014 while the growth was more than double in the previous year as it showed a rise by 1,045 MW in 2013, reports UNB. The... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission is set to begin public hearing on the proposed power price hike for both bulk and retail sectors from January 20, 2015. The new power tariff would come into effect from February 1, a BERC official told. The commission last week issued letters in this regard asking the stakeholders to attend the hearing. The five state-run power distribution agencies submitted proposals to raise the retail price... »
Engineer Shahinul Islam Khan has been appointed as the the new chairman of the state-owned Power Development Board (PDB). Prior to his new position, he was serving as Member (generation) of the same organization, said a PDB press release. Replacing his predecessor Abduhu Ruhullah, the new PDB chairman took charge on Thursday. Shahinul Islam Khan joined PDB in 1979 as an assistant engineer and served in different capacities across a... »
Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI) on Tuesday signed a deal involving Rs 22.11 crore as consultancy services on extension of Indo-Bangla inter-connectivity electricity transmission line. PGCB Company Secretary Md Ashraf Hossain and PGCI General Manager (international business unit) Anil Mehra signed the deal on behalf of their respective organisations. PGCB Managing Director Masum-Al-Beruni, Executive Director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain and senior officials attended... »

Cross-border Electricity Trade

South Asian energy regulators finalise plan

South Asian energy regulators in a two-day meeting that concluded in Dhaka yesterday finalised a plan to promote cross-border electricity trade and agreed to remove the regulatory barriers in this regard. “We had a very successful meeting, and all the regulators finalised a plan of action to address regulatory issues to enhance cross-border electricity trade,” said Chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission AR Khan. He was briefing journalists on the... »
About $24 billion investment in Bangladesh’s power sector is in the pipeline, the prime minister’s energy affairs advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said.At a seminar in Dhaka on Tuesday, he said the government planned to make Bangladesh a middle-income country within the next five years. “$2 billion was invested in the power projects completed in the past five years. Another $8.5 billion have been invested in those currently being implemented,” Chowdhury... »
President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of residence at Rashtrapati Bhaban. After the meeting, President’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said that Abdul Hamid... »
The KfW, on behalf of the German Government, today signs an agreement with Bangladesh to provide funds for the energy transmission sector. The German Development Cooperation provides grant funds of about €320 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency of the Bangladesh power sector. From this fund, a Financing Package of €60 million (comprising of €15 million grant and a promotional loan of €45 million) is being signed between... »
The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources has cited the increase in people’s incomes and use of technology to justify the government’s plan to hike the prices of electricity. The power prices were last increased in March after the Awami League came to power for the second consecutive term. Now the government is considering another hike in the face of the BNP’s threat to start a non-stop movement... »
A company in one Chinese city has money to burn, and is using it to make electricity, it’s reported. The power plant in Luoyang, central Henan Province, is burning old and damaged banknotes instead of coal – the first time this has been done in China, the official Xinhua news agency reports. The plant says one tonne of notes can generate more than 600 kWh of electricity, and is better... »