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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

Power Sector

The country’s power transmission capacity has increased by about 3500 MW in last one year. State-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) in a statement informed this saying that in the year 2017, five new grid substations were built, capacities of 20 grid substation were expanded and 386 circuit kilometer transmission lines were constructed and brought into operation. These projects increased the PGCB’s transmission capacity by 3983 MVA (megavolt amperes)... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government’s future plan is to generate 24,000 MW power by 2021 and 60,000 MW by 2041. “The capacity of the transmission and distribution line for electricity would be improved to 21,000 circuit kilometer and 4.70 lakh kilometer respectively by 2021,” she told the House, while replying to a starred question from opposition bench member Fakhrul Imam of Mymensingh- 8 in the Jatiya Sangsad. Sheikh... »
Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, said here today 55180 more people have been brought under power connections at Motlab Uttar and Dakhhin upazilas in the district. “We have built 521 kilometres new power lines at Matlab Uttar and Dakhhin upazilas for which 55180 people have got power connections,” he said while inaugurating the construction of 20 kilometre power lines at Narayanpur under Matlab Dakhhin.... »
The Consumers Association of Bangladesh, or CAB, says it will take legal action against the hike in the price of electricity if the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission does not reverse the decision in 10 days. CAB also called for a reduction in the ‘unfair and unreasonable’ expenditure in power generation, transmission and distribution and for a tariff on importing electricity. The BERC ignored public opinion and the proposal to reduce... »
The construction work of the 1200 megawatt coal-fired power plant at Matarbarhi in Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar will start on Jan 25. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the work and address a rally there on that day. On Friday, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid visited the project site. Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi, Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA Chief Representative... »
Discounts have been offered on opening any LCs (Letter of Credit) against importing machineries required to build power plants. The power plant implementer won’t have to deposit any money to open an LC. The banking regulation and policy department of the Bangladesh Bank announced the discount on Wednesday. The discount in opening any LC will be available for the power plant implementers until 3oth September of this year. According to... »
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) today signed a contract with private owned Desh Energy Chandpur Power Company Limited for 200 megawatt (MW) electricity by nine months at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. The government has taken this initiative under fast track projects to increase power in the country as per its target to generate 24,000 MW electricity of the total generation capacity by 2021. Speaking on the occasion, State Minister... »
A total of 4,676 MW of power is waiting to be added to the national grid in this New Year. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) has already signed power purchase agreement with the concerned power plant companies. The cost of the newly added power might be a bit higher than that of the conventional plants as most of the newly operational power plants are fuel-oil based. Initially, a... »
As part of business expansion plan, Summit Power Limited (SPL) has made changes in its Memorandum of Association (MA) at the 16th Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) held at Krishibid Institution Complex, Dhaka. With these changes Summit Power Limited will be able to generate electricity for Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) in addition to Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB). Furthermore, Summit Power Limited will be able to generate electricity for others... »
Engineer Khaled Mahmood has been appointed as BPDB Chairman for 2 years contract after completion of his regular service as Chairman on 22 December. Engineer Khaled Mahmood was born in Mymensingh on 23rd December 1958. He obtained BSc. Engineering Degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Electrical Engineering in1981. He joined the Directorate of Program of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) as an Assistant Engineer in 1981.... »