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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 26, 2017

Power Sector

cyber security -energybangla Hackers are now a real threat to the ‘sensitive’ or ‘critical’ infrastructures like power stations or grid systems. They can easily penetrate to any such modern computerized systems and cause much damage or even create a hazard to the country’s power sector if enough protective measures are not taken timely. Addressing this issue, the Power division has directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to safeguard these critical infrastructures... »
111m-adb-loan-for-bangladesh Visiting Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang on Thursday said the regional bank will support only renewable and gas-based power and energy development in Bangladesh, not any coal-fired or nuclear power plant project. “Supporting nuclear or coal-based power plant is not part of our policy. We support clean energy development such as hydro, solar and wind and also the initiative for energy efficiency, human resource development that are required... »
power-337x205 The government will install a 160-kilometre 400-kilovolt (kv) high-voltage power grid from Patuakhali to Gopalganj for carrying electricity from the proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant, officials said. Power Division officials said the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has already undertaken the project to construct the power grid for supplying uninterrupted electricity from the upcoming 1320MW thermal power plant at Pyra. The PGCB has taken up the project at... »
reb-gm-energybangla-337x205 The state minister for Power Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today urged on simplifying the initialization process of any new electric connection and also making it faster at the same time. He also stressed on initializing the electric connection of the household subscribers within one day as well as minimizing the time that usually required for the industrial connection initialization. The state minister laid particular stress on faster electrifying... »
matarbari-power-360x198 Finally, two short-listed Japanese firm named Marubeni and Sumitomo has submitted tender documents for the implementation of a coal-based 1,200 MW power plant at Matarbari, Cox’s bazaar. Noteworthy that, the process of tender submission got stuck due to the terror attack that took place on 1st July in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan restaurant. State-owned Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd (CPGCBL) is the owner and the caretaker of the Matarbari power... »
kaptai-3-337x205 Bangladesh Ambassador in Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams has announced the government’s plan to buy hydroelectric power at a roundtable in Kathmandu. She has said Bangladesh is ready to invest $2 billion for hydropower projects. She also shared Bangladesh’s renewable energy experiences at the roundtable recently. The Asian Institute of Diplomacy & International Affairs (AIDIA) and Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) jointly organised it, the organisers said in a statement. Minister... »
nasrul patliament State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid wednesday said there are eight power plants having 5,925-MW generation capacity in the public and private sector are now under implementation in the country and the plants will be completed in phases from 2018 to 2021. The state minister made the disclosure while replying to a question from treasury bench member M Israfil Alam in the Jatiya Sangsad. Nasrul said... »
reb-337x205 The government wants to make electricity available to every household within 2021. Keeping this vision in mind, Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) has counted its subscriber crossing 1.75 crore in last December. In last March 2016 REB had reported having a total number of 1.5 crore of subscribers. So it suggests that, REB gained a total of 25 lacs customers in the last 7 months. A total of... »
PM climate-energybangla Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again defended the construction of Rampal Coal-fired Power Plant in Bagerhat as former US vice-president Al Gore raised the issue in a plenary session of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The prime minister also invited Al Gore, a globally famed environmentalist, to visit Bangladesh and see for himself that “what is happening in Rampal”. “Come to Bangladesh and see yourself... »
power-plant-2-337x205 The government has taken initiatives to construct two power plants with a total generation capacity of 1,130 MW on the bank of river Bhairab at Khalishpur industrial belt in this southwestern industrial city. Power Development Board (PDB) officials said under the government plan, one of the units with 800 mw capacity would be set up inside Khulna News Print Mills and the other with 330MW production capacity would be installed... »