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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Power Sector

There is no electricity in more than 20 thousand primary schools in the country which is hindering the process of installing multimedia classrooms in these schools. Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Primary Education Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal has recently sent a letter to the chairman of the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) asking for initiating electrical connections to a number of 20,095 primary schools of the... »
Summit has appointed Md Reaz Uddin as the CEO of Summit Meghnaghat II Power Co Ltd, which is expected to be one of the largest combined cycle power plants in Bangladesh. In addition he continuous to be the COO and Director of Summit Meghnaghat Power Co Ltd and Summit Bibiyana II Power Co Ltd. With installed capacity of 590 MW, the Summit Meghnaghat II is expected to begin commercial operation... »
A few corrupt officials of Dhaka Power Distribution Company’s (DPDC) Banasree branch are found to be involved in tempering the data of the prepaid customers. The corrupt officials have tempered the usage data of hundreds of their customers and embezzled money by doing this. Sub-assistant engineer Md. Sohel Rana and lineman Mir Kamal Hossain of DPDC’s Banasree branch are found to be guilty in the primary inspection for the meter... »
Bangladesh has begun the construction of one of its largest power plants in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the work on Sunday via video-conferencing from her official residence in Dhaka. The Japan International Cooperation Agency, or JICA, is financing the project to construct the 1,200MW coal-fired plant at the island Upazila of Moheshkhali’s Matarbari. The estimated cost of building the plant on 1,414 acres... »
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said the government has been working relentlessly to bring all citizens under 100 percent electricity coverage by this year. “We will supply electricity to off grid areas through solar power so that all people would get power by this year,” he told this, while replying to a supplementary question from treasury bench member Feroza Begum Chinu in the Jatiya... »
About 87 percent people are satisfied with the current power supply situation of the country and 11 percent of them even said that, they’re ‘very satisfied’ while rest of the people which is 13 percent are not satisfied at all. The information was revealed by a survey conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (EPRC) has cooperated with the survey. The BBS survey... »
The country’s power transmission capacity has increased by about 3500 MW in last one year. State-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) in a statement informed this saying that in the year 2017, five new grid substations were built, capacities of 20 grid substation were expanded and 386 circuit kilometer transmission lines were constructed and brought into operation. These projects increased the PGCB’s transmission capacity by 3983 MVA (megavolt amperes)... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government’s future plan is to generate 24,000 MW power by 2021 and 60,000 MW by 2041. “The capacity of the transmission and distribution line for electricity would be improved to 21,000 circuit kilometer and 4.70 lakh kilometer respectively by 2021,” she told the House, while replying to a starred question from opposition bench member Fakhrul Imam of Mymensingh- 8 in the Jatiya Sangsad. Sheikh... »
Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, said here today 55180 more people have been brought under power connections at Motlab Uttar and Dakhhin upazilas in the district. “We have built 521 kilometres new power lines at Matlab Uttar and Dakhhin upazilas for which 55180 people have got power connections,” he said while inaugurating the construction of 20 kilometre power lines at Narayanpur under Matlab Dakhhin.... »
The Consumers Association of Bangladesh, or CAB, says it will take legal action against the hike in the price of electricity if the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission does not reverse the decision in 10 days. CAB also called for a reduction in the ‘unfair and unreasonable’ expenditure in power generation, transmission and distribution and for a tariff on importing electricity. The BERC ignored public opinion and the proposal to reduce... »