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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Power Sector

The construction work of the 1200 megawatt coal-fired power plant at Matarbarhi in Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar will start on Jan 25. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the work and address a rally there on that day. On Friday, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid visited the project site. Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi, Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA Chief Representative... »
Discounts have been offered on opening any LCs (Letter of Credit) against importing machineries required to build power plants. The power plant implementer won’t have to deposit any money to open an LC. The banking regulation and policy department of the Bangladesh Bank announced the discount on Wednesday. The discount in opening any LC will be available for the power plant implementers until 3oth September of this year. According to... »
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) today signed a contract with private owned Desh Energy Chandpur Power Company Limited for 200 megawatt (MW) electricity by nine months at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. The government has taken this initiative under fast track projects to increase power in the country as per its target to generate 24,000 MW electricity of the total generation capacity by 2021. Speaking on the occasion, State Minister... »
A total of 4,676 MW of power is waiting to be added to the national grid in this New Year. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) has already signed power purchase agreement with the concerned power plant companies. The cost of the newly added power might be a bit higher than that of the conventional plants as most of the newly operational power plants are fuel-oil based. Initially, a... »
As part of business expansion plan, Summit Power Limited (SPL) has made changes in its Memorandum of Association (MA) at the 16th Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) held at Krishibid Institution Complex, Dhaka. With these changes Summit Power Limited will be able to generate electricity for Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) in addition to Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB). Furthermore, Summit Power Limited will be able to generate electricity for others... »
Engineer Khaled Mahmood has been appointed as BPDB Chairman for 2 years contract after completion of his regular service as Chairman on 22 December. Engineer Khaled Mahmood was born in Mymensingh on 23rd December 1958. He obtained BSc. Engineering Degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Electrical Engineering in1981. He joined the Directorate of Program of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as an Assistant Engineer in 1981.... »
The government has undertaken another milestone plan to set up a new energy hub in the country’s southern part through installing four mega power projects and a small size LNG Terminal at Payra in Patuakhali district. Under the plan, around 9000-MW of electricity will be produced from here in the next couple of years, using coal and LNG to implement the power sector master plan. “To create this new energy... »
One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs. The outage paralysed operations at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport through Sunday evening. Even as power was being restored, the incident continued to wreak havoc on holiday travel... »
Dependence on expensive fuel oil-fired power plants is set to shot up during coming Boro season as the government plans to generate up to 5,900MW power from fuel oil-fired plants which was 3,400MW during the previous season. The state-run Power Development Board would be able to generate up to 10,500MW power during Boro irrigation season spanning from January to May, said officials, adding that some 56 per cent of the... »
A fire has been reported from a power substation in the northeastern Sylhet district. Flames erupted at the 230kV substation in Fenchuganj Upazila around 11am on Monday, said Sylhet Fire Service Deputy Director ABM Ferdous. It took five fire-fighting units around one and a half hours to put out the blaze. Firefighters are yet to determine the cause of the fire. Officials of the Power Development Board said the substation... »