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Dhaka Monday,  Apr 22, 2019

Power Sector

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has asked the Bangladesh government to fulfill three conditions for getting loan for expansion of the existing Bangladesh-India Grid inter-connectivity between Bheramara and Baharampur having capacity to transmit another 500MW of electricity, concerned official said. The existing inter-connectivity grid allows import of 500MW of electricity from India and the expansion of the line would allow purchase of another 500MW of power from the neighboring country. The... »
Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd (BIFPCL) has extended the deadline for submitting bid documents by another two months as per demand of contractors, a top official said. The BIFPCL, a joint venture of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) of India, on Wednesday took the decision at its board meeting. “We have extended the schedule for submitting bid documents as per request of five participants... »
NEW DELHI: India will begin to supply up to 500 MW additional power to Bangladesh as soon as the work on SAARC grid is accomplished in the next one year or so, said Power System Operation Corporation Executive Director V K Agrawal. India will also draw considerably higher volumes of hydro power from nations such as Bhutan and Nepal, Agrawal said at a conference organised by the PHD Chamber. “In... »
Some 40 per cent of rural people the country are forced to bribe the officials of Palli Bidyut Samities under Rural Electrification Board to obtain new power connections, according to a government survey revealed on Sunday. The survey also showed that some 15 per cent people had to pay extra money to the officials of the Dhaka Power Distribution Company to obtain new connections which is four per cent in... »
Bangladesh Sunday generated 8,032 megawatts of electricity, the highest in the country’s history, Power Development Board officials said. PDB officials said it produced at 9:30pm.There was no power outage at the time throughout the country They claimed. On Wednesday, 7,923 megawatts electricity was produced. They said 4,978 megawatts was produced by gas-fired power plants while 2,402 megawatts came from oil-based plants. Thermal power plants contributed 75 megawatts, hydro-power plants produced... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today preferred undertaking hydraulic projects with Bhutan on partnership basis to meet up the growing demand of electricity of the two countries and also other countries of this region. “This kind of projects can be undertaken either as an investment partner of equity sharing or as direct purchaser of power,” she said in a meeting with visiting Bhutanese Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji at her Gonobhaban... »
Power China Hubei Hongyuan Power Engineering Co Ltd has proposed Rural Power Company Ltd to set up two power plants having a combined capacity to generate 450MW of power under the government-to-government (G2G) deals. The two power projects—350MW coal-fired power plant and 100MW solar-fired power plant—are likely to be taken in Munshiganj and Rajshahi respectively. In a letter to the power division secretary, RPCL Managing Director Abdus Sabur said RPCL... »
Summit Group, the leading power generator in Bangladesh, will invest at least $1 billion to build five power plants capable of producing 1,310 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2020, aiming to ease a prolonged crisis in the country’s energy supply, a senior executive said. Ayesha Aziz Khan, finance director, told Reuters that by 2016 at least 300 MW would be added while the rest would be added by 2020. “The... »
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years. Thousands have taken to the streets of the capital Yerevan since June 19 to demonstrate against a proposed 16-percent hike in electricity prices in a country already hit hard by the economic crisis... »
The government is planning to mobilise $8 billion from equity markets to invest in power sector to generate 24,000MW of electricity within the year 2021. The power division last week formed a high-powered committee to prepare a report on the ways and procedures to mobilise the fund. The committee has been asked to find out the procedures for mobilising fund for implementing power projects by the companies under the power... »