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Dhaka Monday,  Jun 18, 2018

Power Sector

A joint venture of Summit Group, Bangladesh’s leading power producer, and a unit of General Electric Co has started a plant initially supplying up to 240 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the country’s national grid as it seeks to plug a shortfall in electricity supply. Bangladesh’s current production capacity of 7,000 MW falls far short of its demand of 10,000 MW, with only 65 percent of its 160 million population... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inaugurated four power generation and two transmission projects through a videoconferencing from Gono Bhaban. The power generation projects are furnace oil-fired 52.20MW Natore plant, 102MW Gagnagar plant in Narayanganj, 52.50MW Kathpatti plant in Munshiganj and gas-fired 108MW Ghorashal plant in Narsingdi. The transmission projects are 54km long 400KV transmission line from Meghnaghat to Aminbazar of Savar and 132/33KV transmission substation at Lalbagh in the capital.
Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith has rejected the World Bank’s advice to cut subsidies for the power and energy sectors. Muhith is heading the 15-member Bangladesh delegation at the WB-IMF Spring Meetings in the US capital. The finance minister held a meeting with the WB’s Vice President for South Asia, Annette Dixon, on Friday, which discussed power and energy subsidies. “The WB vice president has asked us to remove subsidies... »
The Cabinet Purchase Committee approved on Wednesday five procurement proposals, including awarding contract for the land development of 1320 MW Rampal phase-II coal-fired power plant to a  firm run by the Bangladesh Army.  A meeting of the committee, held with Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu in the chair, gave the nod to the proposals, placed by different ministries, according to a news agency.
NEW DELHI: Thermal power plants and collieries that continue to burn high-ash content coal, better watch out for the Environment Ministry, which has warned of legal action against them. The stringent advisory comes against the backdrop of instances of serious violations of the January 2014 notification that mandated supply and use of coal with an ash content not exceeding 34 per cent. “The subject matter of non-compliance of this notification... »
Meghnaghat Power Station has started injecting over 273 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid, which is expected to help the authorities to keep the power supply stable largely at a time when the demand is shooting up with the rise in mercury. “Meghnaghat Power Limited has officially resumed commercial operation of its Meghnaghat Power Station, initially on a simple cycle mode, with a generating capacity of 273.6 MW,” said... »
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... »
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... »
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... »