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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

Power Sector

power-plant-2-337x205 Ten private power companies are taking about Tk 113.33 crore every month in rental charges at a rate which is about 95 per cent of the charges they have realised during the original contract period for their 15 rental power plants. Monthly rental charge is given to the private power suppliers by the state-run Power Development Board in addition to the power tariff to enable them to realise the investment... »
power-line-337x205 The Power Division once again is riding on a turtles back and falling short to fulfill the Annual Development Program’s (ADP) goal. Most of the projects out of total 31 ADP projects for this fiscal year have not started yet. The power division was allotted by 1 thousand and 5 hundred 94 thousands BDT in the fiscal year of 2016-17. However, the division hardly managed to spend 2 lacs41 thousands... »
Electricity generation from 13 public sector power plants having the combined capacity of 2,543 megawatts has dropped to only 916 MW due to gas crisis. A supply shortage of the fossil fuel has affected the power sector severely, forcing the government to renew its deal with costly fuel-based rental and quick rental power plants. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) secretary Mina Masud Zaman officially informed the Power Division about the... »
coal.adani Tariff negotiation meeting between Power Division and Adani Power Ltd, the Indian business conglomerate, ended inconclusively on Thursday. Power Division Secretary and the Adani officials failed to reach a conclusion as Adani insisted on capacity charge and all other facilities offered to IPP project although it was an issue of power import, a Power Division official told. “They also raised the issue of investment,” the official added. However, the committee... »
power-energy-south-asia-273x205 South Asian countries should engage more in cross-border electricity trade by exploring the largely untapped resources, which will not only lighten the whole region but also improve people’s standard of living, say experts. Regional electricity trade can help countries save over $9 billion annually, while regional carbon emissions would go down by 8 percent, Syed Munir Khasru, chairman of the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG), said at a... »
china president with pm Bangladesh and China have signed 27 deals and a few Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) during the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here on Friday. Amid this bulk of agreements, 4 deals and a single MoU were signed on the country’s Energy and Power sector. The deals on the country’s Energy and Power sector were signed at the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday in Presence of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina... »
china president with pm Bangladesh and China on Friday signed 27 MoUs and framework agreements, including Payra Coal-Fired Plant’s Credit Deal. Of the deals, 15 are MoUs and 12 are loan and framework agreements. Chinese President Xi Jinping who arrived here earlier in the morning on a historic 22-hour state visit and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the signing of the MoUs and agreements. They also jointly unveiled six projects, including multi-lane tunnel beneath... »
blackout japan A power outage after a fire an underground cable facility on the outskirts of Tokyo left some 350,000 households without electricity on Wednesday afternoon, but all power was restored in about an hour. The blackout occurred at 3:30 p.m. local time (0630 GMT) and affected as many as 350,000 households at one point, but all power was back on line by 4:25 p.m. (0725 GMT). There was a cable fire... »
Bangladesh-india-360x130 Bangladesh has finalized the decision to import 100 MW more power form Tripura. The ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral resources has confirmed the news by a press release. The decision was finalized in a bilateral meeting between the two country’s power divisional personnel that held on last Wednesday. Nasrul Hamid, the state minister for Bangladesh’s Power, Energy and Mineral resources and Piyush Goyal, the Indian state minister for Power,... »
IDCOL LOGO PInfrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), the largest energy and infrastructure financier of the country, has been invited by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide knowledge and capacity building support to the national power utility of Cambodia. IDCOL’s ground-breaking works in off-grid electrification, particularly in dissemination of Solar Home Systems, has gained global attention as one of the largest and most successful off-grid electrification programs in the world. More than... »