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Dhaka Sunday,  Feb 17, 2019

Power Sector

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) — A huge power cut in Bangladesh left tens of millions of people nationwide without electricity for hours on Saturday. The blackout hit the entire South Asian country after a failure on a line that imports power from neighboring India, authorities said. It began around 11 a.m. Saturday, causing widespread disruption across the nation of more than 160 million people. Shops were forced to close, hospitals resorted... »
Aminur Rahman Rasel: “The outage was triggered by excessive electricity supply from India.” An unusual power outage has taken over the entire country as the national grid collapsed two times since 11:30am on Saturday. Power supply was being restored partially across the country from 2:50pm. However, the national grid collapsed again at 4:30pm. The outage triggered by the excessive electricity supply from India, PGCB Chief Engineer (system operation) Md Aksad... »
LAGOS, NIGERIA—September 3, 2014—GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that U.K.-based distributed power provider Clarke Energy is supplying GE’s new diesel engines to Flour Mills of Nigeria plc, helping to solve the country’s energy distribution challenges and encouraging growth in the emerging industrial sector. This project represents the first sale of GE’s new 616 diesel engine globally, which will deliver higher fuel efficiency and extended service intervals than... »
Electricity will tomorrow begin to flow from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line, marking South Asia’s first-ever high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between two countries and a key step forward in regional power sharing and cooperation. The transmission line will link the eastern electrical grid of India to the western grid of Bangladesh. Testing of the sub-station installations has been ongoing since early September but the interconnection... »
Half of India’s thermal power stations have less than a week’s supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world’s worst blackouts. There was a sharp fall in power output on Thursday from a plant in Gujarat that left India more than 9,000 megawatts short of peak demand, according to two... »
State-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) on Sunday signed a contract with an Indian company, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), for the construction of the 225 MW combined cycle (dual fuel) power plant at Shikalbaha in Chittagong. Larsen & Toubro will install the plant as EPC contractor at a cost of Tk 17.07 billion (equivalent to US$ 202.22 million). As per the contract, construction of the project’s simple cycle unit... »
Prime Minister’s Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chow-dhury Saturday said the government is considering to enact a law to legally compel the consumers to save energy by ensuring its efficient use to cope with the yawning demand-supply gap. He said under the plan, industrial and domestic users will be given a certain period of time to replace their old and inefficient energy equipment with efficient ones. “If the consumers fail to go... »
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Nepal $1 billion in concessional loans to help build power plants and roads during a visit on Sunday aimed at shoring up support in a region where China is making inroads. Both India and China are vying for political influence in South Asia, home to more than 1.5 billion people, by offering closer integration with their giant economies. India has long been the dominant... »
Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to build joint power transmission line. The decision was taken after a ministerial meeting on Wednesday. After the meeting, a press briefing held at city hotel. Bangladesh state minister for power, energy and mineral resources minister Nasrul Hamid and Nepal energy minister Radha Kumari Gyawali spoke at the briefing. Regarding the meeting, they told journalists that they had talked about power import from Nepal, building... »
Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran on Tuesday said their private companies are interested to invest in power and energy sector of Bangladesh if the political and investment climate suits it. Pankaj said this when he made a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid at the Secretariat. The Indian envoy also assured that India will provide all... »