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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 15, 2024

Power Sector

Country’s all power stations under Power Development Board (PDB) and Rural Electrification Board (REB) have been brought under special security arrangement to protect possible sabotage and arson attack. The tight security measures have been taken following a request of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, sources said. Earlier, the Power Ministry had requested the Home Ministry for additional security measures around all the power plants in the country.State... »
The Bimstec member countries are scheduled to meet in Dhaka next week to finalise a deal to set up a regional inter-grid and to trade electricity intra-regionally. The fifth meeting of the Bimstec Task Force on Trans Power Exchange and Development will be held in Dhaka on March 16. “Under the Bimstec framework, we have been negotiating for the inter-grid for the last five years to pave the way for... »
India’s Reliance Group is investing $3 billion in Bangladesh to set up four power plants with a total capacity of generating 3,000 megawatt electricity. “Initially the Reliance Group will invest $1.5 billion and it will be gradually raised to $3 billion,” the Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury told reporters on Thursday. A meeting to undertake coordinated steps to examine the proposal was held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)... »
India today signed another contract with Russia to provide enriched uranium for the Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS). The TVEL Fuel Company, a subsidary working under the aegis of Rosatom, Russia’s atomic energy department, signed the contract with the India’s Department of Atomic Energy for the supply of enriched uranium fuel pellets. “A series of shipments is planned to be made in 2015 to the Nuclear Fuel Center in Hyderabad,... »
Bangladesh now plans import of hydro-electricity from Nepal after India to meet its increasing demand for power. Also, it eyes making joint investments in hydro-power projects with the Himalayan country. Official sources said a deal on the import of 500 megawatt (MW) of hydro-electricity will be signed between the two countries during Kathmandu visit of Nasrul Hamid, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, on March 3-5. However,... »
As the government is looking for augmentation of coal based power to meet the increasing demand, the cabinet today approved a proposal of the Power Division for creating a fund for rehabilitation and social development of the neighbourhoods of coal-fired power plants. The cabinet in its weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair has given approval to the draft of the proposal on ‘Fund... »
The Power Development Board (PDB) has signed an agreement with Engreen Solar Plant Ltd on an IPP basis to produce three megawatt of power from solar PV which would directly be added to the 33/11 KV substation at Sharishabari in next 10 months. The Secretary of PDB, Md Jahurul Haque, and the Managing Director of the company, Mushfiqur Rahman, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the... »
NEW DELHI: Adani Power and GMR Energy bid for all six coal blocks reserved for the power sector, while Essar Power is eyeing four of such coal mines. Jindal Power submitted bids for three of the six coalmines, while Reliance Power is in race for two coal blocks. ET had on Monday reported that Adani Power is eyeing all blocks reserved for power sector. West Bengal Power Development Corporation Ltd... »
Dhaka is sending a five-member delegation to Myanmar Friday to build trust between the two countries through economic cooperation, with special emphasis on the energy sector. During the five-day visit, the delegation, led by Prime Minister’s Adviser for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, would express the intention and make formal proposal to import gas through pipelines and 500 megawatts of hydropower from the Rakhine province of Myanmar. “We... »
Staff committee of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Sunday said that Rural Electrification Board would have to raise retail power price by 0.27 per cent while Dhaka Electric Supply Company need not increase the price for now. The committee made the suggestions after it found that the PDB needed to raise the average bulk price of electricity by 5.15 per cent and the PGCB should increase transmission charge only... »