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Dhaka Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018

Power Sector

Prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, the new rates of retail power prices, to go into effect from next month, will ‘hardly affect’ living standards of the people. State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid also does not think the prices have been raised ‘too much’, reports “I believe the hike is insignificant and will not affect living standards of people. The BERC itself has raised... »
The latest hike in power tariff has come as a major blow to general consumers who are going through high pressure from their increasing living costs. Consumers, especially lower-and middle-income groups, expressed concerns over the ‘abnormal’ rise in power prices and said it will put negative impacts on their living. Experts fear that the fresh power tariff hike will put more pressure on the consumers, as it has come in... »
Power tariff is hiked for one more time confirming the rumors that hinted at the public hearings held recently. The power tariffis raised by 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per kilowatt-hour/unit on an average which will be enacted from 1st December of this year. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission has declared the tariff hike of retail power on yesterday, although the state minister of power, energy and mineral resources had... »
Coping with the staggering demand for new power connections has become a major challenge for Bangladesh in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a UNCTAD report. This year’s report on the least developed countries (LDCs), the organization said Bangladesh will require some 20-30 percent new electricity connections every year. Along with it, Bangladesh needs to ensure uninterrupted, environment-friendly and affordable renewable energy for all, said Centre for... »
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... »