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Dhaka Saturday,  Nov 17, 2018

Power Sector

Bangladesh is ranked as one of the lowest hydro power producer in Asia while China secured the top position followed by India and Japan. Bangladesh remained at the bottom position in the tally since 2017 considering the capacity of generating hydro power. A report of 2018 published by the International Hydro power Association (IHA) has revealed the info. The report says that, Bangladesh’s hydro power generation capacity is just 230... »
After its ‘failure’ to implement the country’s first-ever waste-based power plant project at Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka on its own initiative , the government has now decided to go for executing it on the IPP basis. Official sources said the government revoked the move to implement the project on public initiative about 4-5 months back as it did not find any suitable bidder, and... »
Today Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Summit’s 149 MW dual-fuel (Gas/HFO) based power plant Ace Alliance Power Limited. Summit’s Ace Alliance Power Limited is a joint venture of Summit Power Limited (SPL) – the publicly listed company, with 64% ownership and remaining by Summit Corporation Limited. The Project Agreements, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Implementation Agreement (IA) were signed with Bangladesh government for a period of 15 years and it... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated Payra Power Plant Rehabilitation Project at Kolapara here this afternoon and visited the power plant. The premier opened the scheme named ‘Swapner Thikana’ at a function on the power plant premises. She also visited newly constructed houses for the people affected in project area and handed over keys and registration papers to the rehabilitated families. She also released fish fries into the ponds of... »
A new Joint Venture firm is being formed to manufacture smart pre-payment meter in Bangladesh. The name of that newly formed firm is Bangladesh Smart Electrical Company Ltd (BSECL) which is a JV between two companies from Bangladesh and China. The two sides have signed a deal on Sunday at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital to form this JV firm. State-run West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) and Chinese... »
Industries and power plants in Bangladesh can save upto 50 percent of energy through using heat recovery technologies. An energy efficiency expert, based in Singapore, made this observation at a workshop organised by German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) in association with Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda) and Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) at a hotel in the city. Dr. Chandra Sekhara Reddy Chirla, who works for... »
Shares of the Companies from power sector have traded the highest turnover in Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) last week. And as a result of this high amount of trade the rate of the shares of power sector companies have also increased. In the list of top 20 companies, three power sector companies secured the top 3 positions. Summit Power secured the first place considering both traded share volume and value.... »
Four of the government officials from Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) got suspended due to load shedding for 2 times at the court while the verdict of 21st August granade charging case was reading out. Besides, the authorities have formed two separate probe committee to investigate the matter. The suspended engineers are network operation and customer service executive of DPDC’s Lalbag branch, engineer Md. Shahjahan Ali, executive engineer Md. Ahsanuzzaman,... »
Bangladesh and India has agreed to form a Joint Technical Group (JTG) to examine and explore the opportunity and scope of technical and financial issues for establishing a 765 kV transmission line, part of the “Super Highway Grid Connection” of India for electricity transmission from its eastern region to the western region through Bangladesh. This decision was taken at a Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting at Sylhet on Tuesday; however,... »
India wants corridor facility for electricity transmission from its eastern part to the western part through Bangladesh using a 765 kV transmission line, a transmission infrastructures to facilitate transmission of approximately 4,000 MW of hydropower of which Bangladesh would be allowed to buy up to 1,000 MW. Although the project is still not matured and yet to complete feasibility study but India wants a green signal from the present government... »