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Rampal – A looming suicidal act রামপাল বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র যেন আত্মহত্যা

রামপাল বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র যেন আত্মহত্যা ০২ রা ফেব্রুয়ারি, ২০১৭ প্রস্তাবিত রামপাল বিদ্যুতকেন্দ্রের ডিজাইন। (সংগৃহিত) সুন্দরবন ঘেঁষা রামপালে বাংলাদেশ ও ভারতের যৌথ মালিকানায় প্রস্তাবিত কয়লা বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র নির্মান হতে যাচ্ছে। ফলে কেন্দ্রটি নির্মিত হলে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় ম্যানগ্রোভ বন সুন্দরবন ভীষণ ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হবে। এক হাজার ৩২০ মেগাওয়াট উৎপাদন ক্ষমতার ওই বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র বাগেরহাটের রামপালে সুন্দরবনের পাশে নির্মিত হবে। এটি […]

The Bangladesh-India cooperation has advanced another step forward as the prime ministers of both the countries on Wednesday inaugurated supply of 100 MW electricity from Tripura of India to Comilla of Bangladesh and leasing of 10 GBPS internet bandwidth from Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar) to India (Agartala). The two leaders jointly inaugurated the supply of 100 […]

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The electricity production costs are falling in the country along with the decrease in international oil prices. However, the electricity prices are not being reduced. On the contrary, Bangladesh energy regulatory commission (BERC) has continued to increase the electricity price. The power development board (PDB) receives electricity at a much lower price from the government-approved […]

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The country’s first modular combined cycle power plant commissioned by United Ashugonj Energy Ltd (UAEL) with the generation capacity of 200 MW+ 10 per cent started operation from May 7 ahead of the scheduled time by 12 days. The company- a subsidiary of United Energy Company Ltd (UECL) belongs to United Group of industries. The […]

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Overall progress of power projects slows down While the implementation of dozens of power projects has slowed down in the last one year, the authorities are expecting to add as much as 1,500 megawatt power to the national grid within three months beginning from late April. This will come from six power plants — Meghnaghat […]

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Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said the country would witness reliable power supplies in different sectors by 2021. He said: “The government will ensure reliable power supplies within 2021 in order to support growth and improve living standards. “The country will generate 24,000MW of electricity by the year of 2021 and […]

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Swiss solar powered plane which is in India now, on its first-ever round the world flight, will fly over Bangladesh on Thursday, on way to Myanmar. Named ‘Solar Impulse’, this aircraft is designed to remain airborne day and night without using a drop of fuel in a campaign for more sustainable use of resources. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are the […]

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The government plans to provide electricity to all citizens by 2021, claiming that at present 68 percent of them has access to it, a minister has said. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal informed Parliament of the plans on Tuesday on behalf of State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid Bipu while replying to a question from […]

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Bangladesh is planning to source about 5,000 MW of power from regional suppliers like India, Nepal and Butan over the next few years. (PTI) India is in the final stage of concluding a deal with Bangladesh for sale of 100 MW of power from ONGC Tripura Power Company and has started talks for sale of […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Emphasising the government’s increasing importance on renewable energy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the target has been fixed to bring three million more families under renewable solar energy system through Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) in the next three years. “We’ve fixed target to provide solar energy facility to three […]

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Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Malaysia to set up another 1320 megawatt thermal power plant at Maheshkhali. The coal-fired plant, to be constructed on Built, Own and Operate (BOO) basis, is expected to be completed by 2019. The PDB and the Consortium of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Powertek Berhad (PB), Malaysia will jointly […]

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 Preparation for inviting international tender for 1320 MW Rampal Power Plant is going on in full swing. Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL), a joint venture company of Dhaka and New Delhi, will implement the country’s largest coal-fired power plant project at Rampal, a site very close to world heritage Sundarbans mangrove forest against […]

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