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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

Power Sector

The government has undertaken another milestone plan to set up a new energy hub in the country’s southern part through installing four mega power projects and a small size LNG Terminal at Payra in Patuakhali district. Under the plan, around 9000-MW of electricity will be produced from here in the next couple of years, using coal and LNG to implement the power sector master plan. “To create this new energy... »
One of the heaviest travel weeks of the year began with the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, where a power outage left passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs. The outage paralysed operations at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport through Sunday evening. Even as power was being restored, the incident continued to wreak havoc on holiday travel... »
Dependence on expensive fuel oil-fired power plants is set to shot up during coming Boro season as the government plans to generate up to 5,900MW power from fuel oil-fired plants which was 3,400MW during the previous season. The state-run Power Development Board would be able to generate up to 10,500MW power during Boro irrigation season spanning from January to May, said officials, adding that some 56 per cent of the... »
A fire has been reported from a power substation in the northeastern Sylhet district. Flames erupted at the 230kV substation in Fenchuganj Upazila around 11am on Monday, said Sylhet Fire Service Deputy Director ABM Ferdous. It took five fire-fighting units around one and a half hours to put out the blaze. Firefighters are yet to determine the cause of the fire. Officials of the Power Development Board said the substation... »
Summit group is going to install a 300 MW power plant at Gazipur and it has signed a Power Purchase agreement (PPA) and an Implementation Agreement (IA) with the government on Sunday. The deal signing program was held at the Bidyut Bhaban of the city. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) has signed the PPA with Summit group at the program and Summit signed the IA with Power Division... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated four new power plants including two solar power plants as well 100 percent electrification in 10 upazilas. The prime minister opened the four power plants and 100 percent electrification in 10 upazilas through a videoconferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning. The power plants are Shikalbaha 225-MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Chapainawabganj 100-MW Power Plant, Shalla 400 kilowatt Solar Power Plant and... »
The state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has agreed that the pre-paid power customers are being the victim of various types of harassments and he also directed the related officials to relieve the customers immediately from the oppression. The state minister said so in a meeting held at the power division on Wednesday. He also alleged that the customers are even forced to pay extra bills.... »
Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a government owned development financial institution involved in private sector energy and infrastructure financing in Bangladesh, has recently signed a term sheet with Confidence Group to raise USD 135 million term loan facility for establishment of three HFO fired IPP power plants in Bogra, Rangpur, and Chittagong having combined capacity of 280 MW. Confidence Power Bogra Limited, Confidence Power Rangpur Limited, and Zodiac Power Chittagong... »
The 150 MW simple cycle power plant of Sylhet is going to be upgraded to a 225 MW combined cycle power plant by a fund raised by the customers. The Power Development Board (PDB) has already signed a deal on Sunday with Chinese Shanghai Electric Group to upgrade this current power plant. Power secretary Ahmad Kaykaus, PDB chairman Khaled Mahmud were present at the deal signing ceremony among others. The... »
Mohammad Latif Khan, Vice-Chairman of Summit Group, has been elected President of the Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA) once again. The election was held at the association’s office in Dhaka.  He has been elected President of the body for the next two years. Previously, the 2nd Annual General Meeting was held on November 20, 2017 at Four Points by Sheraton in Gulshan, Dhaka. The annual report and upcoming fiscal... »