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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 11, 2017

Power Sector

mou-abb-swinden-ENERGYBANGLA360x157 Extensive level of plannings are adopted to upgrade the power transmission and distribution systems of the country. Sweden is likely to invest billions of dollars in the sector which will be implemented by ABB Pte ltd. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding this development project is signed among the bangladesh’s Power Division, Sweden and ABB Pte Ltd at the Bidyut Bhaban of the city on Wednesday. Nasrul Hamid, the state... »
power.blackout1-337x205 The district was hit by the massive power cut from around 11:45am to 12:10pm on Wednesday A technical glitch has disrupted electricity supply to Chittagong district for about half an hour. The district was hit by the massive power cut from around 11:45am to 12:10pm on Wednesday. Power Development Board’s (southern zone) PRO Md Moniruzzaman told Dhaka Tribune that that the Hathazari-Kaptai and Hathazari-Feni power grids had tripped, leading to... »
Wartsila Wartsila announced a deal to supply two more power plants to Bangladesh. Orion Group, one of the country’s leading industrial conglomerates, is developing two 110 MW power plants, each of which will operate on six Wartsila 50 engines running on heavy fuel oil. The contract for these baseload plants follows a string of power plant orders that Wartsila received from Bangladeshi companies. The country continues to invest in developing its... »
Public Hearing on power tariff State-owned Power Development Board (PDB) has agreed to lower the power tariff if the government provides subsidy to it instead of loan. “If we receive Tk 4,300 crore as subsidy, not loan, the power production cost will come down and we can charge lower tariff,” said PDB General Manager Kawsar Ahmed while responding to the proposal placed by the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) to lower power tariff at the... »
berc-logo-337x205 The Northern Electricity Supply Company (Nesco) has proposed the power price hike in the subscriber level at 1.3 taka per unit. On the other hand, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) opined for the price hike of electricity at 0.89 taka per unit. Nesco managing director Jakiul Islam placed his proposal at the public hearing of BERC on Wednesday. On February 20, the Power Development Board (PDB) sent a proposal... »
wozopadico-logo-337x205 After PDB, Desco and DPDC, Dhaka West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) now proposed for raising electricity price by 10.36 percent in retail level. WZPDCL proposed the raise based on the current wholesale price of power. As per the proposal, if the wholesale price increases then the retail price will increase accordingly. North-West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (NWZPDCL) Deputy General Manager (DGM, Commerce) Rabindranath Dutta presented the proposal... »
indian-finance-minister-51389-330x205 India, once again proposed Bangladesh to import power from them. The proposal came from the Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley who has been currently visiting Bangladesh. The Indian finance minister said that, India has enough power to trade off and Bangladesh can import it from them if it wishes. Today, he said so in a meeting of the high level businessmen from both the countries that held at the hotel... »
BPDB - DESCO Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCo) has proposed to raise the price of power while there are still a lot of allegations of load-shedding and other other quality of service related issues from the consumers. DESCo proposed for a price hike of 6.34 percent in a public hearing session that held at the Bangladesh Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Monday. BERC Chairman Monwar Islam along with the members of BERC namely... »
india-Bangladesh energy bangla The joint steering committee of Bangladesh and India has expressed its consent to open the financial quotes (tender) for importing 250 MW of electricity from India. The approval came at the 13th meeting of the joint steering committee from the Indian part of the steering committee that held on Thursday in Dhaka. Dr. Ahmad Kaykaus, the energy secretary of Bangladesh and Ajay Kumar Valla, the energy secretary of India has... »
berc-logo-337x205 For the first time ever, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is going to hold a public hearing session for lowering the price of power. The public hearing session on lowering the power price is to be held on 5th October at the TCB bhaban of the city. The public hearing session is fixed by the BERC in response to a written application from Consumers Association for Bangladesh (CAB). Mass people... »