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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 5, 2022

Power Sector

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the secretaries to select the development projects through effective inter-ministerial coordination taking public interest into consideration. The other directives of the PM are to realise arrear power bills, land development taxes and make database for selecting the beneficiaries of the government’s social safety programme. The PM also emphasised the need for expansion of power transmission and distribution considering the increased power generation. On 8th April,... »
Dhaka and New Delhi have agreed in principle to explore possibility of developing an interconnection for electricity transmission line involving Bangladesh and India’s north-eastern and north-western side. This agreement in principle came at the 7th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on Power Sector Cooperation held at a local hotel. Bangladesh Power Secretary Monwar Islam and Indian Power Secretary Prodeep Kumar Sinha led their respective side at the meeting. As... »
A high level Indian delegation led by Mr. P.K. Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India will visit Dhaka to attend a meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on the Power Sector on April 2-3, 2014 in Dhaka along with Mr. Monowar Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. This will be the 7th meeting of the Joint Steering Committee. The 6th meeting was... »
Bangladesh on 19 march signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to set up a 1320 MW coal-based power plant in Patuakhali. This will be the second such project after the 1320MW Rampal power project in Bagerhat for which Bangladesh signed a contract with neighbouring India. The location also close to the Sundarbans. Bangladeshi state-owned North West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and Chinese state-owned China National Machinery Import... »
The government has identified Moheshkhali island in the Bay of Bengal as an energy hub by implementing there power plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to boost the country’s overall economy. It has also a plan to build a deep sea port near Moheshkhali at Sonadia island in the Bay. While visiting the island, State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul Hamid said... »
Bangladesh wants to buy 500 MW of electricity from the Upper Karnali and Upper Marsyangdi-II hydro-power projects in Nepal.power divisions officials said. Bangladesh has evinced interest in buying electricity from the 600 MW Upper Marsyangdi-II hydro-power project, jointly developed by the Nepal Purchase Energy Limited with Indian infrastructure major GMR Group and International Finance Corporation (IFC). The GMR is also scheduled to build the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydro-power project... »
National Committee to Protect Oil and Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will hold an demonstration on Mar 24 to protest the recent hike in power prices. The citizen’s platform Member Secretary Anu Mohammad on 14th March said a rally would be held in front of the National Press Club. Further agitation programmes would be announced from rally, he said while speaking at an event at Mukti Bhaban, in Dhaka.... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has increased the retail power tariff by 6.96% per unit (kilowatt-hour) on an average, with the price rising from Tk5.75 to Tk6.15; a price hike of Tk0.40. BERC has also introduced a new slab of “lifeline tariff” for domestic power users who consume between 1-50 units. For this group of consumers, the power price was not increased; meaning a consumer would have to pay between... »
The government has begun a fresh negotiation with the private power suppliers to extend the contracts by up to five years in wake of its failure to set up new plants. On 9th March, the power division officials held a meeting with two power suppliers, Aggreko International for its 145 MW gas-fired plant at Ghorashal and NEPC for its 110 MW furnace oil-fired plant at Haripur, to extend their contracts.... »
The DPDC, however, had proposed to raise it by 23.50 percent on 5th March, the second day of the public hearing organised by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC). But the BERC evaluation committee recommended an increase of 6.03 percent. Consumers’ Association of Bangladesh adviser Shamsul Alam, Communist Party leader Ruhin Hossain Prince and leftist platform Gana Shanghati Andalan’s coordinator Jonayed Saki opposed the hike in the hearing. BERC Chairman... »