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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jun 19, 2018

Power Sector

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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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.... »
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... »
Summit Group has borrowed Tk 40 billion from an international consortium comprising companies of, among others, DEG of Germany, FMO of the Netherlands and Standard Chartered Bank. The loan, which carries an interest rate of 4.5 percent, will be used to help 335MW Summit Meghnaghat power plant and 341MW Summit Bibiyana II plant for commercial production.
The Tk 915 crore power distribution system development project for Rajshahi zone got nod from the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday. The Ecnec at a meeting, chaired by its Chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the project aimed at creating new subscribers along with reducing system loss in sixty upazilas of the northern region. Once the project is completed, some two lakh new subscribers will... »
Potential foreign investors queried about the security of their investment in the proposed 1320MW Rampal power plant during the first pre-bid meeting of the power project on Monday. Renowned companies from US, Germany, Japan, Spain, Korea, China and India raised queries about the security of their investment if they would engage themselves as Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractors for the coal-fired power project at Rampal near Sundarbans. The pre-bid... »
Bangladesh-India Friendship Company Limited (BIFCL) has got ‘huge response’ from international firms to construct controversial 1320MW coal-fired Rampal power project near Sundarbans, a top official said. “We have got huge response from around 70 world renowned firms who have shown interest to construct power project. The representative of those firms will participate at a pre-bid meeting,” BIFCL Managing Director VS Tamrakar told. He said the two-day long pre-bid meeting will... »