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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 11, 2017

Power Sector

pm Reiterating her call to the people to be economical in using electricity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government is going to introduce pre-paid meters across the country to check misuse of power and pilferage of its bill. “Electricity is an asset of the country. So, I would like to request all to be economical in using power,” she said while inaugurating 100 percent electricity coverage in the country’s... »
palatana power plant Bangladesh is importing 60 MW of more power from Tripura which is now waiting to be formally inaugurated by the honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on tomorrow. Besides, inauguration of 10 more Upazillas to be under 100 percent electrification service will take place on tomorrow. Earlier in this March Bangladesh started importing 100 MW of power from Tripura, India which is now going to be 160 MW form tomorrow. However,... »
tax energy bangla The state-run Power Development Board or PDB needs a tax break to import oil for its power plants like private producers, says the state minister for power. A tax break will save as much as Tk 30 billion a year for the PDB, responsible for operating the government-owned plants, Nasrul Hamid told “We have prepared a proposal, which will be forwarded to the finance ministry within a few days,”... »
nosrul hamid minister energy bangla The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said that, the price of electricity for per unit would rise by 30 to 35 paisa. He said so while talking to the newsmen at the meeting room of the Power Ministry at the Secretariat. The state minister said that, the price may not be hiked if the government allow the Power Development Board (PDB) to import fuel oil... »
bangladesh-blackout Around 45 thousands customers of the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB or REB) are still out of total power services as devastating flood affected them heavily. At least 2 lac customers of the REB were directly affected by this ongoing flood that has already submerged many parts of the country. According to the sources of REB, so far, the flood has damaged 1,300 transformers, 3,000 pillars, 14,000 meters of electric... »
bhola power plant signing Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group has signed an agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board to supply electricity for 22 years. Its subsidiary, Nutan Bidyut (Bangladesh) Ltd, will supply electricity from its 220MW dual-fuel power plant to be set up at Bhola by December 2019, according to a handout provided at the contract signing ceremony in Dhaka today. As per the power sales contract, the electricity will cost 3.9830 US cents... »
power price of each company energy bangla The parliamentary standing committee on power, energy and mineral resources has questioned the disparity in rates the government is charging for 10 different plants currently under construction in Bangladesh. The ministry has submitted a report which cites differences in land prices, logistics, transport cost, engine capacity as reasons behind the ‘unmatched rates’. Costs of placing transmission line, transport cost, varied rates of fuel and generator are among some other reasons... »
SOLAR PLANT SIGN As part government’s moves to increase the ratio of renewable energy in the country, Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will sign a contract today with privately owned Intraco Solar Power Limited for procuring 30 megawatt (MW) solar electricity. BPDB Director (public relations) Saiful Hasan Chowdhury told that the agreement to this effect would formally be inked at a ceremony at Bidyut Bhaban in the city. He said the government, with... »
hearing date The price of electricity is being adjusted again. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is going to make public announcement for this.The public hearing will begin on September 25 in the BERC office.BERC member Mohammad Aziz Khan confirmed the matter.He told Energy Bengal, The hearing for the companies to increase the price of electricity. After hearing, the BERC will take a decision to fix the new price of electricity. In February,... »