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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 19, 2017

Power Sector

power grid The tripped transmission towers of the Ashuganj-Sirajganj transmission line is back in operation again. The transmission line has started its operation again on Wednesday at 1.00 AM after around 4 months of repair. Earlier on 1st May of this year, two towers of Ashuganj-Sirajganj transmission line going across the Mrghna river got damaged heavily due to a storm which resulted in complete disruption of power transmission through the line. However,... »
india-Bangladesh energy bangla Bangladesh has asked for a tax rebate in importing power from the neighboring India. The proposal from the Bangladeshi side of the joint working group came about in a meeting that held on Wednesday. According to the recent Indian policy an extra clause was added saying something like- any neighboring nation has to pay a 15 percent tax in importing power from the country, which was absent in the recent... »
berc-logo-337x205 Extravagance, mismanagement and wrong policy of the government are the main reasons behind the ever increasing power generation cost. Ironically, the impact is handled by the end consumer as they have to pay for the extra cost, which is totally an irrational thing. On Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing public hearing session held at the TCB bhaban, Power Development Board’s (PDB) proposal of raising the price of retail... »
berc-hearing-energy-bangla-360x168 A technical committee of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday recommended raising the price of bulk electricity by 11.78 per cent against proposal of state-run Power Development Board to raise the price 14.78 per cent. The technical committee presented its finding at a public hearing held by the Energy Commission at Karwan Bazar in the capital. The BERC began a series of public hearings on Monday on the proposals of... »
ABB LOGO Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB agreed Monday to buy General Electrics’ industrial solutions unit for $2.6 billion euros (2.1 billion euros) in a move to boost its business in the United States. “GE’s global electrification solutions business, GE Industrial Solutions has deep customer relationships in more than 100 countries and an established installed base with strong roots in North America, ABB’s biggest market,” ABB said in a statement. GE Industrial Solutions... »
North west Zone power distribution company limited - energy bangla Discontent is seen among the employees of the North West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (NWZPDC) regarding an official order of voluntary retirement from Power Development Board (PDB). According to the related sources, the employees of NWZPDC were ordered to sign at a paper declaring voluntary retirement from PDB, yet no one submitted any signed paper like this. The paper in brief says that, the signer with his consent is... »
india-Bangladesh energy bangla The 13th Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meeting in power sector cooperation between Bangladesh and India is scheduled to be held on September 27-28 to explore new areas and opportunities in developing the power sectors in both the countries. During the next round of talks between the two countries, a slew of MOUs worth $ 1 billion is likely to be inked, according to power sector sources. “Bangladesh-India power projects have... »
power.blackout1-337x205 Suffering of people in sultry weather has intensified with frequent power cuts across the country in recent days. Shortage of power supply coupled with technical glitches in power transmission as well as distribution system have been causing power cuts by four to five times a day in urban areas including Dhaka while the frequency and duration are sometimes more than double in the rural areas, said officials of Power Development... »
reb-337x205 Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has provided electricity connection to nearly two crore subscribers under 80 Palli Bidyut Samity (PBS) across the country till August last. “BREB provided electricity connection to one crore 98 lakh 17 thousand 786 subscribers. Of them, 3,59,391 subscribers get connection in this August only which is a massive achievement of the PBSs,” said a press release of BREB here today. It said BREB is determined... »
pm Reiterating her call to the people to be economical in using electricity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government is going to introduce pre-paid meters across the country to check misuse of power and pilferage of its bill. “Electricity is an asset of the country. So, I would like to request all to be economical in using power,” she said while inaugurating 100 percent electricity coverage in the country’s... »