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Dhaka Tuesday,  Mar 28, 2017

Power Sector

ecnec-pm-energy-bangla-360x199 The government has approved a Tk 130 billion project to ensure uninterrupted power supply across Bangladesh. The ECNEC in a meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, cleared the project called ‘Power Grid Network Strengthening Project under PGCB’. Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal later told journalists that the project will seek to strengthen the power distribution system in the country. We expect to achieve a power generation target... »
nasrul-in-matarbari-337x205 Matarbari of Maheshkhali, Cox’sbazar is now occasionally known as the next power generation hub of the country. In fact, the Matarbari project is the single largest project in the history of Bangladesh in terms of investment and power-hub utility support. The government has taken necessary steps to make this site as a one-stop destination for exclusive tourism, Export Processing Zone (EPZ), coal-fired power plant, special economic zone. Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury... »
power-waste-259x205 Mayors from the largest cities of the country expressed their wishes to cooperate the Power Division to generate electricity from waste. The Mayors from the City Corporations of Dhaka north and south, Chittagong and Narayanganj made this call on today in a meeting held at the secretariat. The meeting was chaired by the state minister for Power Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. Siddique Zobayer, a member of the Sustainable... »
hazelwood-coal-power-station-i One of Australia’s dirtiest power plants will be shuttered, its owner said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. After decades of belching pollution, the Hazelwood brown coal-fired power station in Victoria state’s Latrobe Valley will close in March after French energy giant Engie decided it was no longer viable. Some 500 people are set to lose their jobs when the plant shuts down, with another 250 remaining until 2023... »
cabinet-360x198 The cabinet has finalized a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange power within the member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The draft of the MoU titled ‘Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection’ got its approval on last Monday, in a cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held at the secretariat. After the meeting the Cabinet... »
BPDB - DESCO The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will offload 10 per cent of its total stake in Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO), according to Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). A declaration posted on the website of the premier bourse said the shares would be offloaded as per ‘instruction’ from the government. The BPDB is a corporate sponsor of the DESCO which was listed on the stock markets in 2006. “As per Government... »
miraj1-337x205 Mehedi Hasan Miraz, the newest tiger and future star of the Bangladesh National Cricket team is already bestowed with so many gifts after his recent stunning performance against England; Now Rural Electrification Board (REB) has initiated electricity connection on last Saturday to his grandfather’s house, also his birthplace which is situated in Auliapur village in Bakerganj, Barisal. Miraz’s grandfather Denser Ali Hawlader is no more but his grandmother Jobeda Bibi... »
power.blackout1-337x205 Power plants throughout the country have been failing to generate enough electricity for the past couple of days resulting power outages in all over the country. It’s been raining now and the demand of power is relatively lower yet, the distribution companies are failing to meet the current demand of power, causing severe load-shedding in the country. It has become somewhat trendy for the recent times, accusing the distribution systems... »
power-plant-2-337x205 Ten private power companies are taking about Tk 113.33 crore every month in rental charges at a rate which is about 95 per cent of the charges they have realised during the original contract period for their 15 rental power plants. Monthly rental charge is given to the private power suppliers by the state-run Power Development Board in addition to the power tariff to enable them to realise the investment... »
power-line-337x205 The Power Division once again is riding on a turtles back and falling short to fulfill the Annual Development Program’s (ADP) goal. Most of the projects out of total 31 ADP projects for this fiscal year have not started yet. The power division was allotted by 1 thousand and 5 hundred 94 thousands BDT in the fiscal year of 2016-17. However, the division hardly managed to spend 2 lacs41 thousands... »