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Dhaka Saturday,  Sep 23, 2017

Power Sector

thumb27 Power Development Board (PDB) and West Zone Power Distribution Company (WZPDC) on 4 March proposed increasing electricity tariff by 15.50 percent and 8.59 percent respectively to help them cut growing losses. In reply, the technical committee of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) said the regulator might consider increasing the retail tariff by 6.66 percent on average for PDB customers and 7.51 percent for WZPDC customers. But consumer rights groups... »
thumb7 The Cabinet Purchase Committee approved on 2 march proposals of the Power Division to extend contracts with two more rental power plants to purchase electricity for next five years. These two power projects are Max Power Ltd’s 78.5 MW plant at Ghorasal in Narsingdi and DPA Power Generation’s 50 MW plant at Pagla in Narayanganj. After the cabinet body’s nod, the government will need to pay a total of Tk... »
thumbjj NAY PYI TAW, March 4, 2014: Bangladesh today obtained an assurance from India to get 100-MW power from Tripura grid to meet its growing demand. Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, in response to a request from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, gave the assurance in a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit here. After the meeting, Bangladesh PM’s Special Assistant Mahbubul Hoque Shakil briefed reporters. He... »
thumb15 The World Bank Board has approved $ 600 million for Bangladesh to improve the country’s “quality” of power supply in rural areas. The funds would be used in the Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project “to reduce system losses and enhance capacity” in the electricity network, the global lender said in a media release on Friday. Only 42 percent of the rural Bangladesh currently has access to electricity, according to... »
thumb11 Power subsidy stands Tk 2834.26 crore during last seven months of this fiscal since July’13 to January’14. According to the BPDB officials, the board incurred a loss of Tk 344.38 crore in each of December’13 and January this year for selling power with Tk 1.36 per unit bulk tariff gap, as the board has to purchase electricity at higher rates than its gets by selling to its consumers. The BPDB... »
thumb42 The government is going to revise its power system master plan by setting separate timeframe for implementing the power projects as the private sector sponsors have failed to commission the mega projects on time, an official said. The revised master plan would fix up the deadlines to implement the individual power plants and though it has already been delayed, he said, adding, the revised plan would also mention the amount... »
thumb43 Russia has expressed its interest in investment in increasing gas supply to the national grid from abandoned and existing fields and power generation through increasing efficiency of the old plants through its state-run gas corporation Gazprom International, officials said. On 25th February, a delegation led by Alexander A Nilolaev, Russian Federation ambassador to Bangladesh, expressed the interest during a call on with the state minister for power, energy and mineral... »
nationall-rampal National Committee for Protection of Oil-Gas and Mineral Resource, Electricity Sector and Ports will hold protest rallies in Dhaka and other divisional cities on February 26, demanding cancellation of the Rampal plant. “While the coal fired power plant is enough to destroy the Sundarbans, it has already accelerated illegal land grabbing in the forest area,” said Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the committee on 15th february at a press conference... »
thumb44 Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed hearing on power-tariff hike between March 4 and March 6 as per proposals submitted by five distribution companies for fresh raise in electricity rates ranging between 8.57 percent and 23.50 percent. The BERC took the decision to hold hearing on tariff hike during a meeting on 23th February with BERC Chairman AR Rahman in the chair. An official of BERC confirmed that they... »
thumb27 Electricity tariff for retail customers could go up this or next month as the government gave a nod to the energy ministry’s move to rationalise the price for cutting subsidies. The tariff might be raised on the basis of proposals from the distributors to the energy regulator in December 2012. The utility companies have proposed a hike between 9 and 12 percent. The issue of power tariff hike surfaced again... »