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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018

Power Sector

Nasrul made the remarks while discussing a report submitted by an inquiry committee with journalists at the Secretariat State Minister for Power And Energy Nasrul Hamid yesterday said lack of adjustment between production and supply of power had caused the blackout across the country on November 1. Nasrul made the remarks while discussing a report submitted by an inquiry committee with journalists at the Secretariat. The formal statement came after... »
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked Bangladesh for allowing transportation of heavy cargo like turbines for a 700MW power plant to be set up in its landlocked Tripura state. He welcomed the Bangladeshi dignitaries on the dais on Monday by saying ‘Bangladesher bisishtho othithi, aapnader amar antorik shubeccha’. “I am thankful to Bangladesh for its help to India in transporting the turbines for this project through its territory,” he... »
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday said that Bangladesh would import a total of 200MW of electricity from Palatana power plant at Tripura in India. He said, 100MW will come in 6-7 months and then another 100MW will come, he told reporters on the sideline of the first technical seminar on the proposed Power System Master Plan 2015. Referring to a discussion with Indian... »
The government is formulating a fresh Power System Master Plan in four years after it made the previous one as a number of major ‘factors’ have changed including the possibility of utilising domestic coal for power generation. Tokyo Electric Power Company or TEPCO is preparing the Power System Master Plan 2015 funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or Jica, officials said. Jica would submit the final draft on the... »
The ‘Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill, 2014’ was placed in Parliament on Sunday seeking another four year extension of some provisions of the exiting law. State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu moved the bill in the House. The bill was sent to relevant parliamentary standing committee for scrutiny asking it to report back to Parliament by December 30. The bill proposed extension... »
The SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation for a common grid to share power was signed in presence of leaders of the eight member states Thursday, the last day of the 18th SAARC Summit at Kathmandu. Earlier, Nepal’s Foreign minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey told Reuters that the deal will allow creating a seamless electricity grid. The agreement is expected to lead to greater cooperation in the power sector, besides improving... »
The reason behind the grid failure three weeks ago that plunged the entire Bangladesh into an unprecedented blackout will be made public ‘within a day or two’, the government says. “The report will be submitted to me today,” State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid Bipu told reporters after a seminar on Wednesday. Asked what caused the massive power cut, the minister said:”I am yet to see the report.... »
About $24 billion investment in Bangladesh’s power sector is in the pipeline, the prime minister’s energy affairs advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said. At a seminar in Dhaka on Tuesday, he said the government planned to make Bangladesh a middle-income country within the next five years. “$2 billion was invested in the power projects completed in the past five years. Another $8.5 billion have been invested in those currently being implemented,”... »
Power division said the worst nationwide power outage in recent years was not caused by a glitch in a transmission line from India but was the result of internal technical problems.“There was no problem from India’s side, the 400 MW line had no problem, either. There was a transmission problem on our side,” Finance Minister AMA Muhith said after a meeting with the power division officials. He said, Our transmission... »
Power was restored in most of Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout, officials said.The blackout was the country’s worst since a 2007 cyclone knocked out the national grid for several hours. Electricity was cut across Bangladesh at around noon Saturday after the transmission line experienced a “technical glitch” that led to a cascade of failures throughout the national power grid,... »