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Dhaka Friday,  Apr 27, 2018

Power Sector

Beximco Power is likely to install a 200 MW solar power plant in Gaibandha as a joint venture. They have also promised to build such power plants in the future as well. Two deals were signed at the Bidyut Bhaban on today regarding the installation of the solar power plant. The power generated from the solar power plant will be delivered to the national grid directly. The plant is expected... »
The process of land acquisition has already begun at Dhankhali union of Kolapara upazilla in Patuakhali district to install a power plant. The local inhabitants have demonstrated a human-chain program against the installation of the power plant at the proposed site as the land is fertile enough to harvest 3 times a year. The human chain program was organized at the Nishanbari village of the Ghankhali union area on Friday... »
Extensive level of plannings are adopted to upgrade the power transmission and distribution systems of the country. Sweden is likely to invest billions of dollars in the sector which will be implemented by ABB Pte ltd. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding this development project is signed among the bangladesh’s Power Division, Sweden and ABB Pte Ltd at the Bidyut Bhaban of the city on Wednesday. Nasrul Hamid, the state... »
The district was hit by the massive power cut from around 11:45am to 12:10pm on Wednesday A technical glitch has disrupted electricity supply to Chittagong district for about half an hour. The district was hit by the massive power cut from around 11:45am to 12:10pm on Wednesday. Power Development Board’s (southern zone) PRO Md Moniruzzaman told Dhaka Tribune that that the Hathazari-Kaptai and Hathazari-Feni power grids had tripped, leading to... »
Wartsila announced a deal to supply two more power plants to Bangladesh. Orion Group, one of the country’s leading industrial conglomerates, is developing two 110 MW power plants, each of which will operate on six Wartsila 50 engines running on heavy fuel oil. The contract for these baseload plants follows a string of power plant orders that Wartsila received from Bangladeshi companies. The country continues to invest in developing its... »
State-owned Power Development Board (PDB) has agreed to lower the power tariff if the government provides subsidy to it instead of loan. “If we receive Tk 4,300 crore as subsidy, not loan, the power production cost will come down and we can charge lower tariff,” said PDB General Manager Kawsar Ahmed while responding to the proposal placed by the Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) to lower power tariff at the... »
The Northern Electricity Supply Company (Nesco) has proposed the power price hike in the subscriber level at 1.3 taka per unit. On the other hand, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) opined for the price hike of electricity at 0.89 taka per unit. Nesco managing director Jakiul Islam placed his proposal at the public hearing of BERC on Wednesday. On February 20, the Power Development Board (PDB) sent a proposal... »
After PDB, Desco and DPDC, Dhaka West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (WZPDCL) now proposed for raising electricity price by 10.36 percent in retail level. WZPDCL proposed the raise based on the current wholesale price of power. As per the proposal, if the wholesale price increases then the retail price will increase accordingly. North-West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd (NWZPDCL) Deputy General Manager (DGM, Commerce) Rabindranath Dutta presented the proposal... »
India, once again proposed Bangladesh to import power from them. The proposal came from the Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley who has been currently visiting Bangladesh. The Indian finance minister said that, India has enough power to trade off and Bangladesh can import it from them if it wishes. Today, he said so in a meeting of the high level businessmen from both the countries that held at the hotel... »
Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCo) has proposed to raise the price of power while there are still a lot of allegations of load-shedding and other other quality of service related issues from the consumers. DESCo proposed for a price hike of 6.34 percent in a public hearing session that held at the Bangladesh Regulatory Commission (BERC) on Monday. BERC Chairman Monwar Islam along with the members of BERC namely... »