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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018

Power Sector

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government today hinted at a reduction in power tariff in the next 2-3 years following new captive block regulations. “We have got six captive blocks. We think we will be able to get coal at lower cost than before. With this, there is a possibility that power tariff may get lower in the next 2-3 years,” state power minister Manish Gupta said at an event at... »
Bangladesh’s first modular combined-cycle power plant, jointly developed by the government and United Group, is ready to take off in Ashuganj to help boost electricity production. “Given the pressing, immediate demand for electricity supply, the government is opting for projects with smaller gestation period. As per the power purchase agreement, 15 months were allocated for the project to be in action from February 19, 2014,” Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, managing director... »
Bangladesh has yet again generated record power in a day. Power Development Board (PDB) spokesman Saiful Hasan Chowdhury said the power plants fed the national grid 7,681 MW at 7:30pm on Tuesday. Only a day earlier, the power plants generated 7,658 MW. PDB estimated that Wednesday’s power generation would be 7,850 MW against a demand of 7,700 MW, including 465 MW to be imported from India. Bangladesh’s capability to generate... »
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... »