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Dhaka Thursday,  May 13, 2021

Power productions new record

Power plants in Bangladesh have broken record for generating electricity. Power Development Board (PDB) spokesperson Saiful Alam Chowdhury said 7,371 megawatt (MW) electricity was fed into the National Grid around 8pm on Tuesday, which is the highest ever. They were capable of matching even a greater demand, he claimed. On March 30, the previous highest of 7,356 MW power was generated. However, the total amount of power added to the National Grid on Tuesday included the 500 MW imported from India. Before importing from India began, the highest amount of electricity fed into the grid was 6,675 MW in July last year. A total of 58 power plants were set up in the country between 2009 and 2013 with a total capacity to generate 4,483MW. Another 31 power plants capable of producing 6,000 megawatts are being built. The government is also planning to build 25 more plants with a capacity to generate at least 6,100 MW.

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