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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Power Sector

Authorities have stopped power supply to different areas in Dhaka for eight hours daily for 11 days in turns due to maintenance work at substations. The rolling outages will run through to Nov 30, according to Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited or DESCO. On Saturday, the areas under the Dhaka Civil Aviation Switching Substation and Dakkhinkhan 33/11kv Substation will experience power cut from 8am to 4pm. The areas and pints... »
The government has already taken an initiative to produce electricity from waste through scientific environment friendly waste management as well as to build an eco-friendly city. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said this while replying to a query from treasury bench lawmaker M Abdul Latif of Chittagong-11 at the House here. To this end, the state minister said the Power Development Board is implementing a... »
The draft of the Electricity Bill, 2017, was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad which includes a prolonged provision for illegal usage of electricity and guidance for improvement of the power generation, transmission, distribution system and the overall service quality. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid placed the bill in the JS on Tuesday. The bill was then sent to the concerned parliamentary standing committee to verify... »
A decision is taken to send letters as a reminder to all the ministry and government offices that have their electric bills due. The decision was taken at a recent meeting held in the power division. Besides, the letter will include a message for the ministries requesting that they have to forbid the respective government offices to spend the allocated money for the electric bill to other sectors. On the... »

Joint Venture Company To Be Developed

Cabinet Okays Bangladesh-China 1320 MW Power Plant Deal

The Cabinet today approved the draft of a joint venture agreement between Bangladesh’s state-owned Rural Power Company Ltd and Norinco International China to build two power plants to produce 1320 mw electricity. The approval was given in the regular meeting of the cabinet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the PMO. “The plants are set to be constructed at Paira Port area in Patuakhali,” Cabinet Secretary M... »
Germany based Siemens AG today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up a 3,600 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2021 at Dhankhali in Patuakhali district. The state-run North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and Germany based Siemens AG signed the MoU to build the 3,600-MW power plant having three units, each having electricity generation capacity of 1,200 MW, by December... »
Bangla Trac is going to install 3 separate power plants having a total capacity of 400 MW. The 3 power plants will be installed in Comilla, Jessore and Chittagong. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) has already signed three separate power purchase agreements (PPA) for implementing these 3 oil-based power plants on Thursday. Power Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, PDB chairman Khaled Mahmood were present among others at the signing... »
There is no point in raising the tariff of electricity, the price is rather reducible. Power plants which cost less to generate power are kept shut and those which costs more are now in operation- this has become a routine practice for the respective authorities which is artificially pushing for a price hike of the power. The speakers of the seminar titled something like ‘Proposal on lessening the price of... »
Underground substations are planned to be built at several places of the city due to a scarcity of land. However, the planning commission has questioned about the utilities of the underground stations as they would cost as much as 5 times of the current overhead substation schemes. The power division has already signed a loan agreement with Japan’s development agency JICA to install two underground stations at Kawranbazaar and Gulshan... »
India will supply another 500MW power to Bangladesh through the Bheramara-Bherampur inter-connection by July next year, High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. He said discussions are underway to finalise the 765 KV power transmission line from Assam to the eastern part of India through Bangladesh (Bornagar-Parbatipur-Katihar) through which a portion of the power will be supplied to Bangladesh. “This line would be extremely useful as it would serve to... »