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Dhaka Tuesday,  May 23, 2017

Power Sector

power grid The power division has expressed their grief as they couldn’t supply enough electricity in the country’s northern part as per to the prevailing demand. Residents of the country’s northern part have been facing frequent power outage or load shading for the past couple of days which have been damaging the vicinity’s agriculture and trade. The power division has expressed their regret for this frequent load shading in the northern part... »
power grid The recent grid failure that forced a mass power outage at 38 districts occurred due to the negligence and mismanagement of the operators of the grid system. Though it was initially thought that a tornado was responsible for the grid disaster which had actually broken a transmission tower of the Ashuganj-Sirajganj transmission line only on Monday, the sufferer experienced the power outage on the following day. It clearly suggests that,... »
nepal Bangladesh Power Development Board wants to appoint an experienced consultant for helping it in negotiations with India’s NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited to import hydroelectricity from Nepal. The power board, through a letter issued on Thursday, informed the power division secretary that NVVN would soon send a draft power sales agreement to the board to export 300-500MW hydropower to be generated by India’s GMR Upper Karneli Hydropower Limited in Nepal.... »
power use-energybangla Barisal gets the least amount of electricity among the largest or divisional  cities of the country. Sylhet holds the 2nd least consumer of electricity while Rangpur gets more electrcity than Sylhet. Dhaka the capital consumes the most power at a percentage of just below fifty of the country’s total electricity consumption. The information were revealed by studying the distribution list of 18th April of this year while the country touched... »
Rampal-power-design Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, has taken Indian industrial giant Bharat Heavy Electricals out of its investment portfolio due to environmental concerns, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday. Bharat Heavy Electricals has been targeted because it is building a coal-fired power plant in the Sundarbans, one of the world’s largest mangrove forests straddling Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. The fund-worth an estimated 8.1 trillion... »


BERC For Hearing On Giving Money To Pvt Companies

berc-workshop-energybangla The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission is now considering holding a public hearing on its primary decision to provide money from Electricity Maintenance and Development Fund of the Power Development Board to private companies. Commission chairman Monowar Islam said this at a workshop organised by the commission for finalising a draft amendments to the guideline on the fund. In February 2011, the commission, through a public hearing, created the fund with... »
berc-workshop-energybangla-337x205 The Power Development Board (PDB) was advised to utilize the money of Electricity Maintenance and Development Fund (EMDF) in other sectors rather utilizing it only in power generation. However, PDB intends to stick with their prevailing procedure of utilizing the fund which is own power generation. Some also advised to spend the money in favor of the original fundraiser which are the consumers of power. The speakers consulted the state-run... »
power grid A committee is formed to probe the recent grid failure that forced power outage at around 38 districts of the country’s northern and southern part. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), the responsible authority for the operation of the national grid system has formed the 4 members committee headed by PGCB chief engineer (Transmission-2) Kamrul Hasan. PGCB spokesperson ABM Bodroddoza Khan informed that the committee would have to submit a... »
reb-337x205 The progress in government’s developmental works is being hindered by the prevailing corruption in initiating any new electric connection. Everyone have to take a stance against corruption; The contracting firm would be black listed if any instances of committing corruption is proved against the firm while initiating new connection. The chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) Maj. Gen. Moeen Uddin pitched like this while he was attending... »
power-transmission-line-272x205 The grid failure that initiated last Monday night forced power outage in a number of 38 districts of the country’s southern and northern part. The grid failure also led to a halt in the power import from India and generation of electricity in many power plants of the country. However, the situation started to settle down since today noon as the tripped transmission lines started to operate properly after due... »