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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 26, 2017

Power Sector

Rampal-power-design The government will respond to UNESCO’s concern over the Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans within a week, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said. He was speaking to reporters after inaugurating a workshop on research in power and energy sector at Bidyut Bhaban on Sunday. The Maitree Super Thermal Power Project is a joint venture by India and Bangladesh and will come up at... »
pdb-cba-agreement1-224x205 The newly formed North-West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd. (NWZPDC), a detached distribution wing of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) is likely to start its operation from 1st October. Sources from PDB has further confirmed that, the operation of company’s asset valuation is going on currently. The NWZPDC will operate in the Rajshahi regions. A Power Purchase Agreement is already being signed between the PDB and the... »
srilanka-coal-power-plant-360x198 A plan by NTPC to build a power plant in Trincomalee in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, has been scrapped following the country’s decision to switch from coal to renewable energy sources. Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it would drop its plan to build a coal power plant in Sampur, Trincomalee, after environmentalists raised serious concerns. Officials at the Indian High Commission... »
power_station The government has given the go ahead for a new £18bn nuclear power station in the UK after imposing “significant new safeguards” to protect national security. The new plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is being financed by the French and the Chinese. In exchange, China wants to use its design for new UK nuclear stations. The Chinese welcomed the decision, saying they were not concerned about new rules on... »
reb-337x205 Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) has a plan to ensure electricity in 465 Upazillas within the year of 2018. Keeping this vision in mind, the REB is now looking forward to making 7 more Upazillas 100 percent electrified within this September as it has just finished 100 percent electrification of 6 other Upazillas in the last month. The name of the Upazillas are not confirmed to the press... »
power-line-337x205 DPDC (Dhaka Power Distribution Company), the state owned organization has just begun to identify the holes in the system after forming a taskforce. The taskforce have detected some of the biggest evildoers in the DPDC’s distribution system like filcher, bill-evaders, excess abusers etc. 62 industries, house-owners and other commercial firms were fined a grand amount of 2 crore 4 lacs Tk for pilferage of 111 million units of electricity. A... »
power-2-337x205 Aiming to add 5,500 MW of electricity to the national grid in the next 10 years, the government will create new “power hubs” by re-structuring three existing power stations at Ghorasal (Narsingdi), Baghabari (Sirajganj) and Goalpara (Khulna). Presently, these three power stations generate about 1,500 MW on about 300 acres of land. But most of the plants are getting old losing their actual generation capacities, said State Minister for Power... »
rampal-360x179 Rampal, the most arguable coal-fired power plant is a Joint-Venture (JV) project of Bangladesh and India where, both of the partner countries have an equal 50 percent ownership over the JV Company named Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited (BIFPCL). Indian Exim Bank is about to finance 60 percent (160 crore USD) of the total cost of this project. The credit deal with the Indian bank is soon to be... »
ecnec The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) Tuesday approved five development projects including land acquisition, rehabilitation and environmental impact measurement project for establishing 300-400 MW Supercritical Coal Based Power Plant in Gazaria and Sadar upazila of Munshiganj, with an outlay of Taka 987.80 crore. The approval came at the meeting of the ECNEC held in the NEC conference room in city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime... »
power-line-337x205 The government plans to open power market allowing private entrepreneurs to play in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. To make the power market open, the government included a provision in a draft law which is now set to be placed before the parliament to replace the 105-year old law, said officials. ‘In a bid to create an open market for power sector, the government will establish the power market and... »