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Dhaka Sunday,  Aug 20, 2017

Power Sector

reb-337x205 The progress in government’s developmental works is being hindered by the prevailing corruption in initiating any new electric connection. Everyone have to take a stance against corruption; The contracting firm would be black listed if any instances of committing corruption is proved against the firm while initiating new connection. The chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) Maj. Gen. Moeen Uddin pitched like this while he was attending... »
power-transmission-line-272x205 The grid failure that initiated last Monday night forced power outage in a number of 38 districts of the country’s southern and northern part. The grid failure also led to a halt in the power import from India and generation of electricity in many power plants of the country. However, the situation started to settle down since today noon as the tripped transmission lines started to operate properly after due... »
power-2-337x205 Several areas in Bangladesh’ northern and southern region have been left out with power as one of the transmission lines of the national grid tripped during repair of another one, which was damaged due to storms. The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) said that power transmission in Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Rangpur regions have been cut off halting production at the 27 plants in the regions to halt. “Repair... »
wb The World Bank (WB) has approved $59 million in financing to help Bangladesh meet the increasing demand for electricity by improving the reliability and efficiency of the entire power system, from electricity generation to transmission. The Power System Reliability and Efficiency Improvement Project will reduce power outages and load-shedding, as well as cut electricity generation costs, WB release said today. The WB said the target would be achieved by modernising... »
ramadan meeting energy bangla The Power Division has set a target to generate 10,000 MW electricity during the peak summer and Ramadan if there is available gas supply to power plants. “If gas supply is available, there’ll be no power shortage across the country. We can meet full demand,” Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus told a meeting at Biduyt Bhaban. The meeting was convened to discuss the power supply situation in the coming summer... »
bhel logo-energybangla Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Pvt Ltd (BIFPCL) issued Tuesday a notice to proceed to Indian BHEL for executing contract for coal based thermal power project at Rampal in Bangladesh. The state-owned Indian company announced it got the $1.5 billion export order for the 1,320 MW thermal power station. In order to meet stringent environmental norms, BHEL shall also install a state-of-the-art FGD plant and Dry bottom ash handling system,”... »
abb-energy bangla ABB has won an order worth around $30 million, from Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd (PGCB), the country’s national transmission utility, to support the country’s power infrastructure expansion and meet its growing electricity needs. As part of the project, ABB will build two new substations and upgrade two existing substations, all located in the south-eastern parts of Bangladesh. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2017. The... »
bhutan Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is setting off towards Bhutan today. This is going to be a vital visit for the country’s energy and power sector after the premier’s recent India visit. In this 3-day visit of Bangladeshi premier to Bhutan, both countries are set to sign six agreements of cooperation and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) including finalization of a $1 billion invest on hydro-power in Bhutan. Bangladesh is likely to... »
summit kodda power plant energy bangla The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that, the participation of the private companies in power generation is pleasant but their participation in transmission and distribution is still not enough. The state minister said so while he was spectating the deal signing ceremony as the chief guest of a 149 MW power plant of Kodda, Gazipur, held at the Bidyut Bhaban at the city on... »
hasina mamata energy bangla West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has offered export of up to 1,000 MW of electricity to Bangladesh during her meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “We have surplus power in West Bengal and since Bangladesh needs power for her economic growth, we can give power to Bangladesh,” Mamata told journalists after meeting Sheikh Hasina with Indian PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. Bangladesh is receiving 500MW electricity from... »