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Dhaka Monday,  Jun 26, 2017

Power Sector

bhutan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is setting off towards Bhutan today. This is going to be a vital visit for the country’s energy and power sector after the premier’s recent India visit. In this 3-day visit of Bangladeshi premier to Bhutan, both countries are set to sign six agreements of cooperation and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) including finalization of a $1 billion invest on hydro-power in Bhutan. Bangladesh is likely to... »
summit kodda power plant energy bangla The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that, the participation of the private companies in power generation is pleasant but their participation in transmission and distribution is still not enough. The state minister said so while he was spectating the deal signing ceremony as the chief guest of a 149 MW power plant of Kodda, Gazipur, held at the Bidyut Bhaban at the city on... »
hasina mamata energy bangla West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has offered export of up to 1,000 MW of electricity to Bangladesh during her meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “We have surplus power in West Bengal and since Bangladesh needs power for her economic growth, we can give power to Bangladesh,” Mamata told journalists after meeting Sheikh Hasina with Indian PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. Bangladesh is receiving 500MW electricity from... »
india-Bangladesh energy bangla Bangladesh has been importing 100 MW of electricity from Tripura of India since 31st March of the last year and 60 MW of more electricity is likely to be imported soon from there as well. The cabinet committee on public purchase has approved the proposal of importing 60 MW of electricity from Tripura in a meeting that held at the secretariat on Wednesday. The committee also approved seven new oil-fired... »
india-Bangladesh energy bangla India is likely to lend an amount of $3.57 billion to Bangladesh for the development of this country’s power sector. The loan agreement is likely to be signed in the Prime Minister’s next visit to India. Four more Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) regarding the country’s power sector are expected to be signed as well in the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to India. Out of this $3.57 billion borrowed money,... »
reb-337x205 Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) from now on will have to initiate new electricity connections within 7 days of applying for the household subscribers and within 28 days for industrial entities. A conference called, DGM (Technical) conference of 80 Palli Bidyut Samities (PBS) was held at REB headquarters in the capital on Saturday where the REB chairman Maj Gen Moin Uddin stresses on fixing the time limit for... »
srilanka-coal-power-plant-360x198 Twenty-sixteen saw a “dramatic” decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally. The authors of a new study say there was a 48% fall in planned coal units, with a 62% drop in construction starts. The report, from several green campaign groups, claims changing policies and economic conditions in China and India were behind the decline. However, the coal industry argues the fuel will remain essential to... »
RAMPAL power plant design-energybangla The draft of the loan agreement on installing the Rampal Power plant got approved at the board meeting of Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL) on this Wednesday. However, the final loan agreement which was meant to be inked yesterday with the Indian Exim Bank is yet to be signed. Earlier, the draft got approved by the ministry of finance and the power division. The draft just got passed from... »
BIFPCL- rampal The loan agreement on installing the most awaited power plant of Rampal is going to be signed today. The deal is likely to be signed this evening. The coal-based power plant of Rampal has a budget of $2 billion, among which $1.6 billion will be financed by the Indian Exim Bank. The Indian Exim bank will ink a deal on this $1.6 billion loan with the plant materializing authority Bangladesh-India... »

Awaiting Approvals At Purchase Committee

10 New Oil-Fired Power Plants

khulna-power-plant-337x205 Ten new oil-fired power plants having an accumulated capacity of 1,000 MW are about to be installed in different parts of the country, among which most are awaiting approvals from the cabinet committee on the public purchase. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) has selected the responsible companies to install those power plants each having an average capacity of 100 MW. According to the related sources, proposals of 7... »