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Dhaka Wednesday,  Dec 19, 2018

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world’s only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP)-AkademikLomonosovis expected to start injecting electricity to Russia’s power grid next year, ushering a new era in global nuclear power industry.Built by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Reactorof Unit-1 has successfully gone through the first stage of its power start-up , last week ( December10) in Murmansk of Russia. Power start-up is a series of functional and safety tests to be conducted on... »
The electricity generation capacity reached to 20,430 MW this year bringing more than 91 percent people under elasticity coverage from earlier 47 percent. “The present government’s vision is to supply uninterrupted electricity to all citizens by 2021 with a view to turning Bangladesh into a middle income country,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, told. He said the government has been implementing a master-plan to generate... »
Republic of Rwanda has signed intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy in Moscow recently. The Intergovernmental agreement was signed following the memorandum of understanding signed between Rosatom State Corporation of Russia and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda on June 22, 2018 in Moscow. Aleksey Likhachev, Rosatom Director General and Claver Gatete,Rwandan Minister for Infrastructure signed the agreement on behalf of their respective... »
A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts confirmed the commitment to safety principles by the Rosenergoatom, a concern of the Russia’s Rosatom Electric Power Division. The experts also pointed out that some of the good practices, pursued by the company can benefit the entire global nuclear community. Rosenergoatom first hosted the OSART (Operating Safety Review Team) Mission of the IAEA from November 11 to 27, 2018. “From the... »
The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gives a total of 2,25,722 electricity connection to rural establishments including households in 961 villages under ten upazilas of the district in last nine years, an official said today. General Manager (GM) at Palli Bidduth Samity (PBS) here Mojibur Rahman said Rural Electrification Board (REB) and PBS Netrakona installed 3,871 kilometers electric lines and four power sub-stations in 961 villages between... »
PowerAll but one furnace oil (HFO)-fired fast track private power plant projects, hurriedly undertaken on emergency basis last year to manage the crisis, failed to come into operation as per schedule. Of the 14 June, only one such fast-track IPP (independent power producer’s) project has been commissioned in the last month. The rest (13) projects could not be completed largely because of sponsors’ lacks in fund accumulation or for want... »
The government is planning to buy solar power generated at the rooftop solar panels of household and industry owners. To implement the idea, a consultant is already appointed by Powercell to determine how the solar power will be purchased by the government. The decision to buy solar power from industry and household owners got finalized in a meeting that held at the Bidyut Bhaban in the city on Thursday. According... »
Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) signed contracts with Atomstroyexport, sister concern of Russia’s state corporation Rosatom on July 31 for design and supply of the main equipment for units 5 and 6 under phase 3 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, in the state of Tamil Nadu. “The project for construction of units 5 and 6 of Kudankulam NPP is passing to the practical implementation phase. Designing begins and development... »
Engineer Bikash Dewan has joined as the new Managing Director of Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC). Before joining there he served the Power Development Board (PDB) as a chief engineer (Planning and Design). Eng Bikash Dewan completed his graduation as a BSC Eng. from the former Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Chittagong (BIT) which is currently known as Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET). Mr. Bikash has spent most... »
Allegations are there that, the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB or PDB) procurement process is engrossed in plentiful corruption. Addressing these issues, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Power, Energy and mineral Resources have recently ordered the PDB to investigate. Complaints are there that, with compliance with some of the corrupt officials of the board, the PDB has been placing purchase orders at a much higher... »