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Russia has expressed its interest in investment in increasing gas supply to the national grid from abandoned and existing fields and power generation through increasing efficiency of the old plants through its state-run gas corporation Gazprom International, officials said. On 25th February, a delegation led by Alexander A Nilolaev, Russian Federation ambassador to Bangladesh, expressed the interest during a call on with the state minister for power, energy and mineral... »
National Committee for Protection of Oil-Gas and Mineral Resource, Electricity Sector and Ports will hold protest rallies in Dhaka and other divisional cities on February 26, demanding cancellation of the Rampal plant. “While the coal fired power plant is enough to destroy the Sundarbans, it has already accelerated illegal land grabbing in the forest area,” said Anu Muhammad, member secretary of the committee on 15th february at a press conference... »
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed hearing on power-tariff hike between March 4 and March 6 as per proposals submitted by five distribution companies for fresh raise in electricity rates ranging between 8.57 percent and 23.50 percent. The BERC took the decision to hold hearing on tariff hike during a meeting on 23th February with BERC Chairman AR Rahman in the chair. An official of BERC confirmed that they... »
Electricity tariff for retail customers could go up this or next month as the government gave a nod to the energy ministry’s move to rationalise the price for cutting subsidies. The tariff might be raised on the basis of proposals from the distributors to the energy regulator in December 2012. The utility companies have proposed a hike between 9 and 12 percent. The issue of power tariff hike surfaced again... »
The country’s entire power distribution system will be brought under prepaid metering system by 2021, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid here on Sunday. He made the announcement at a contract signing ceremony of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) at Bidyut Bhaban. The DPDC signed a contract with Bangladesh Diesel Plant Ltd, (BDPL), an equipment-manufacturing company, operated by the Bangladesh Army. Under the contract, the BDPL... »
TI New Delhi, February 6, 2014: Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies in Delhi today approached the Supreme Court against NTPC’s notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned for an urgent hearing, listed the case for tomorrow. The counsel appearing for BSES submitted that a matter connected to this case is coming... »
” The new government will fast-track the 1,320-megawatt coal-based Rampal Power Plant. Technologies are available in the world to address environmental and other concerns about the coal-based plant. We will employ them, and the plant will be completed quickly.” said Energy Adviser Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury. He spoke at a seminar styled ‘Coal Power Generation in Bangladesh: World’s Best Practices’, organised by the Power Division on 2nd February, at Bidyut Bhaban in... »
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved On 26th January, 13 development projects involving Tk 91.10 billion (9,110 crore) along with three big projects in the power sector, including a 275mw (megawatt) coal-based power plant at Barapukuria. The approval came at its meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister... »
The government is looking to bring down load-shedding to zero during next summer, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said. During a visit to the Desco head office On 28th January, he said there was no load-shedding in the country at present as the government had successfully enhanced generation capacity to over 10,000MW. Desco Chairman Md Mofazzel Hossain and acting MD Arjad Hossain accompanied the... »
Tripura power minister Manik Dey on 23 January demanded finalizing of India’s power trading project with Bangladesh, in which Tripura will play a key role. He said India had agreed two years ago to supply power to Bangladesh from Tripura’s quota in the Palatana power project, after Sheikh Hasina granted permission to ONGC’s thermal power company, OTPC, to move dimensional equipment through Bangladesh’s Ashuganj port. The Centre had agreed to... »