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Dhaka Saturday,  Apr 17, 2021

Power Sector

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.
    Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has launched a call centre which will remain open round the clock for providing better services to the customers. From now on, the consumers can place their complaint or ask for any kind of emergency information by calling hotline number 16116. The consumers will get different services related to new connections, electrical dysfunctions in the line, voltage up-down, payment-related complications, any problems... »
Power generation witnesses a record high as much as 12,412MW gave people relief from the heat wave that is sweeping over parts of Bangladesh after rains triggered by cyclone ‘Fani’. As there is no shortage in power generation, the Power Development Board (PDB) has streamlined the power distribution system to bring down the power cuts to almost zero level across the country, said PDB sources. “We are very capable to... »
Bangladesh has hit a new milestone in electricity generation. The power plants produced 12,057 megawatt electricity at 8pm on Tuesday – a new record, according to the Power Development Board. The previous record of highest power generation was 11,623MW set on September 2018. There was no power cut in the day of record production.
Prime Minister’s energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury Bir Bikram today said the government is set to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the upcoming Ramadan and the summer. “The upcoming Ramadan and the current summer season will be kept free from loadshedding,” he said this while speaking as the chief guest at an inter-ministerial meeting held at Biduyt Bhaban. The adviser said technical faults might occur but there is no need... »
Dhaka, Mar 14 (UNB) – Summit Group on Thursday signed another agreement with the government for installing a 583 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat by its existing 335 MW one. As per the agreement, the government will purchase electricity over the next 22 years at a levelised tariff of Tk 2.176 per kilowatt hour (each unit) from the plant named Summit Meghnaghat II when it will be... »
At least 1.7 million customers have switched from post-paid to pre-paid electricity meters, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. The government aims to bring electricity users in the urban areas under the pre-paid scheme by 2021 and in the rural areas by 2025, he added. Nasrul was responding to a question from Awami League MP Waresat Hussain during a parliamentary session on Tuesday. There are... »