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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... »
The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at Tk 6882.95 crore, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Monday. Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to Tk 642.98 crore remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the statistics in reply to a starred question from M Nazrul Islam Babu (Narayanganj-2). The arrears by semi-government/non-government institutions are Tk... »
গণভবন থেকে সরাসরি সরাসরি: বিদ্যুৎ বিভাগ কতৃক বাস্তবায়িত ৬টি বিদ্যুৎ কেন্দ্র ৯টি গ্রিড উপকেন্দ্র ১টি বিশেষায়িত বিদ্যুতায়ন প্রকল্প এবং ১২টি উপজেলা শতভাগ বিদ্যুতায়ন কার্যক্রম। Posted by Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 As much as 1062 megawatts (MWs) of electricity have been added to the country’s national grid as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated six power plants and nine grid substations. The premier opened these power plants and... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday urged industries to increase their power consumption during the off-peak hours as 4,000 MW surplus power in off-peak hours has now become a problem. “Our demand for electricity drastically comes down after 11 pm, leading to a surplus of 4,000 MW power,” he said while addressing a seminar at Westin Hotel in the city. Federation of Bangladesh Chamber... »
A big steam turbine is being installed in the 1320 MW Payra Power Plant. In fact, the steam-turbine is the largest turbine of its kind in the country. One unit of this power plant is expected to commence commercial operation from the August of this year. Khurshid Alam, the chief executive officer of Bangladesh China Power Company Ltd said that, the one unit of the power plant that is to... »
UNB: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved nine projects involving an estimated cost of Tk 16,433 crore, including a Tk 8,690-crore project to bring some 1 crore people under the electricity coverage across the country. The approval came from the 2nd Ecnec meeting of the current government, held at the NEC conference room here with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the... »
DEEPAK ACHARJEE: The government has taken up a project to construct 2,082.5 kilometres of transmission line and provide 19.5 lakh power connections to people at the grassroots level by 2020.The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) will implement the project with a view to providing electricity in every house by 2021 as per the government’s “Electricity to every household by 2021” vision. Already, the BREB has prepared the project plan, titled... »
The connection, enough to power a regular home, showed consumption of only 178 units of electricity. A man in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj, India was in for a shock to receive an electricity bill of Rs. 23 crore, for his home electricity connection of 2 kilowatts. The connection, enough to power a regular home, showed consumption of only 178 units of electricity. Worried about the huge amount charged for his electricity... »
The government is to set up a 150 MW diesel-run power plant in Syedpur of Nilphamari and it will solely depend on imported fuel from India. The fuel will be imported from Numaligarh of India. The power plant along with the pipeline that will be used for fuel import is expected to start operation from June of 2021. This is for the first time the country is installing a power... »