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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019

Power Sector

Rampal power plants biding time is going to over on Tuesday. Three international companies expressed their interest to submit biding paper, said the official of The Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Pvt Ltd (BIFPCL). The companies are Marubeni from Japan, Bhel from India and Harbin from China. BIFPCL floated bids to set up 1320MW power plant in rampal near Sunderban on last February. Rampal power plant biding time has been extended... »
Indian Reliance Power Limited has proposed two separate tariff structures between Tk 7.99 and Tk 8.22 per unit for implementing LNG-based mega power project having capacity to generate 3000MW of electricity in three phases at Meghnaghat, Chittagong and Maheskhali. Last week, Reliance vice president and business head (Gas Projects) Sameer Kumar Gupta made the proposal considering LNG tariff in the international market. Reliance, a subsidiary of large Indian conglomerate owned... »
Rural electrification board of Bangladesh (REB) permit 3 lack and 30 thousand new connection in this august. At present they have 1cr and 26 lack customer. REB source informs, in June they approve 3 lack 42 thousand and 739 new connection; in May it was almost 3 lack. 13 lack and 50 thousand new connection was accepted in last six months. At the same time 83 thousand km electricity line... »
The Power Division has failed to start all the public sector mega projects in the last three years although the government has given paramount importance to the power sector to put the country in the middle income group by 2021. In the last three years, the division has kicked off the work on power transmission and distribution networks but progress is slow although most of the transmission and distribution lines... »
Four private borrowers, mostly from the power sector, got loans of $120.72 million from seven banks and financial institutions under an investment promotion programme of the World Bank. Dhaka Bank gave $58.5 million to Ashuganj Energy Ltd, which would set up a 200-megawatt gas-based power plant. Eastern Bank, Mutual Trust Bank and Trust Bank jointly provided $20 million to Midland Power Company to help establish a 51MW power plant in... »
The Sikalbaha power plant of Power Development Board with 60 megawatt electricity production capacity has been turned off after to sudden fire at the transformer of the plant on Sunday afternoon. Fire service officials said around 4:00pm due to some technical glitch, a transformer of the power plant caught fire while within 15 minutes two transformers got completely burnt. Fire fighting units are trying to douse the flame. The public... »
Government has increased the electricity tariff by 2.97 percent and gas price by 26.29 percent for retail customers. It will be effective from September 1. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission ( BERC)  announced the price hike on Thursday afternoon . According to the announcement , customers will pay Tk 600 and Tk 650 for single and double burners respectively. During 2013 and 2014, the government hiked power prices six times –... »
The Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Advisor Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram, today asked the projects directors and officials concerned to implement all power projects in time for a smooth electricity supply to its valued users. “All projects related to power will have to be implemented with sincere efforts and timely,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at an inaugural ceremony of a training programme... »
The government is likely to allow an Indian firm to set up a 225MW dual-fuel power plant in Bhola under an unsolicited deal. Indian firm Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Company Ltd earlier proposed to move its existing power project at Udamsingnagar district under Uttarakhand Pradesh in India to Bhola. A three-member technical team that visited plant in India recently said the plant could be installed here, but the net generation... »
The Cabinet Purchase Committee is set to consider a Singaporean company’s unsolicited proposal to set up a 400 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant as an independent power producer (IPP) project, under a joint venture with the North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL). The project would be implemented on the same site in Sirajganj where the government terminated a letter of intent (LoI) issued to an Indian company, Lanco, that... »