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Dhaka Wednesday,  Feb 21, 2018

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tk-11540-40cr-proposed Standing committee on non-concessional loans has rejected funding proposals made by three international agencies including World Bank for 225 megawatt combined cycle power plant in Sirajganj district. The committee argued that the proposals could not be accepted as they were tagged with “hard conditions and high interest rates,” said official sources. The agencies include World Bank’s insurance arm Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Germany’s Euler Hermes Deutsch-land AG (Hermes) and... »
Bangladesh saturday generated 7,437 megawatts of electricity, the highest in the country’s history, officials said. The record was set at 7:00pm, said Saiful Hasan Chowdhury, public relations director of Bangladesh Power Development Board, adding that there was no load-shedding in the country at that time. Yesterday’s generation surpassed 7,418 megawatts the country produced on July 18 last year, he told The Daily Star. After assuming office in 2009, the Awami... »
thumb75 Tripura and Meghalaya, which border Bangladesh, have sought the central government’s permission to sell surplus electricity generated in the states to the neighbouring country. The two states sought permission from union Power Minister Piyush Goyal during the two-day conference of state power ministers and power secretaries that ended here on Friday. The conference was organized to discuss the policy matters aimed at achieving the Narendra Modi government’s target of 24... »
bangladesh-blackout The government has renewed the contracts for four rental power plants by up to three years to maintain a steady supply of electricity. The decision came at wednesday’s meeting of the cabinet committee on purchase chaired by Finance Minister AMA Muhith. The tenure of the three rental power plants run by Energy Prima was extended by three years and that of Venture Energy Resource by two years. This is the... »
white house The White House experienced a short power outage during a widespread outage in the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday afternoon, a White House official confirmed. Officials believe the outage was caused by an explosion at a Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) power plant several miles south of nation’s capital, NBC reports. The explosion had no known link to terrorism, and appeared to be caused by a high-voltage conductor calling to the... »
rampal-3 A government agency has made a move to develop more land at Rampal for building a second thermal power plant although the first one of 1,320-megawatt seems trapped in complexities and complaints. Officials said Friday the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) planned to spend Tk 5.41 billion on land development, and construction of the protection and boundary walls for the second block of Rampal power plant. “We recently sent a... »
indian-plant-337x205 The government is set to import another 600MW of power from India as the Executive Committee of National Economic Council approved two projects on power imports at a cost of Tk 1,600 crore to meet the growing local demand. The latest move was made at an Ecnec meeting in the capital on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The 500MW power will be imported under the Tk... »
the-hours A transmission glitch briefly disrupted power supply at many places in Dhaka, including Bangabhaban and Parliament, and Narayanganj. A Power Development Board (PDB) official, asking not to be named, told  that several power plants at Siddhirganj stopped generation around 7pm on Tuesday after a fault in the 132 kV line at Haripur. The official said some areas in Dhaka and Narayanganj had faced power outage as a result. The power... »
rampal-3 Tender has been floated for constructing the 1,320 megawatt Rampal plant near the Sundarbans amid concerns from the Unesco and environmentalists over the power plant’s possible harmful effects on the forest, a Unesco world heritage site. Environmentalists have long been protesting against the construction of the massive coal-fired power plant in Bagerhat, as the location of the Bangladesh-India joint venture project is only 14km off the world’s largest mangrove forest.... »
LED-Bulbs All kinds of incandescent light bulbs, known as conventional light bulbs, are likely to go from residential and commercial use within the next three years as those will be replaced with LED ones. Newly formed Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) has undertaken the programme in consultation with the manufacturers and traders of energy saving bulbs. “The promotion of LED bulbs to replace the incandescent bulbs will be our... »