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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018

Power Sector

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... »
At the annual event of Asian Power Awards, also known as the “Oscar of the Power Industry” Summit Gazipur II Power Limited (300 MW) was awarded the “Fast-Track Power Plant of the Year” in recognition as one of the leading fast-track power plants in the world. Summit had completed construction-to-power generation of this 300 MW power plant only in nine months. For the same power plant, earlier this month (September... »
Experts at a seminar here on Saturday said the country could generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy in 2050 if steps are taken to achieve the target. “Scarcity of land is no longer a problem for solar energy as technologies are improving and different forms of new systems like floating solar and rooftop solar are coming up with more efficiency,” said Munawar Moin, president of Solar Module... »
The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid informed that, a total of 43 ministries and semi-government organisations have around 1 thousand, 435 crore and 31 lac taka due in electricity bills till 31st of may of this year. Nasrul Hamid has disclosed this information in an answer to a question asked by a parliament member named Md. Nazrul Islam Babu in a paliament session that held... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government is generating 10,500 MW-11,400MW electricity on demand basis. “We have brought 92 percent people under electricity coverage,” he said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Morshed Alam of Noakhali-2 in the Jatiya Sangsad. The state minister said currently the electricity generation capacity reached to 20,133MW (captive and renewable energy), adding, “Presently... »
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $350 million in loan and $7.5 million in grant for a project to develop two power lines in support of Bangladesh’s national target of electricity for all by 2021. The government and the ADB signed agreements in this regard on Monday at a ceremony in Dhaka. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash signed the agreements... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh plans to import 9,000 MW power by 2041 from neighbouring countries, expecting New Delhi to stay beside this endeavour in a video conference with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. “We plan to import 9,000 MW of electricity from our neighbours by 2041 under a regional cooperation framework and I hope that India will be by our side in this endeavour,” she said jointly... »
India has started supplying an additional 500MW of electricity to Bangladesh as part of the neighbours’ cooperation in the energy sector. The power transfer from the West Bengal’s Baharampur grid to Kushtia’s Bheramara was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi via videoconference on Monday. The two prime ministers officially inaugurated the newly-built 500MW High-Voltage DC Back-to-Back Station 2nd Block on... »