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Bangladesh has started importing power from India for the first time on experimental basis by adding 50MW to the national grid. The import started at around 10:45am at Kushtia’s Bheramara sub-station. Manager of the project, Md Alamgir Hossain said 50MW from India will be added to the national grid on experimental basis until Sept 30. […]

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Bangladesh government has claimed that a section of people and organisations are spreading ‘propaganda’ against the coal-based Rampal Thermal Power Plant, to be set up near the Sundarbans at the joint initiative of Bangladesh and India. The government through a press note has clarified its latest stance on the project which the environmentalists believe will […]

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Power outage has deepened so much that it is occurring almost once every hour, leaving people huffing and puffing in the sweltering heat. The Power Development Board says a fall in power generation because of fuel shortage has compounded the rolling outage, which it calls ‘load-shedding’. Worse, the board sees no respite since gas supplies […]

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Import of 500 MW seems to start in Oct The government is likely to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Indian private power trader PTC India Ltd within a few days to import 250 MW from October. This will be an addition to the 250 MW of power to be imported Indian under a […]

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  Officials of state-owned Northwest Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) has started evaluation of the tender proposals for 360 MW Bheramara Power Plant with a target to award its contract by January next year. The officials said if the contract is awarded by next January, the proposed plant could be installed by mid 2015 and […]

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West Bengal, once India’s industrial powerhouse and now hardly attracting any industry, has surplus power which it is seeking to export to Bangladesh. Even in peak summer months when power consumption rises sharply, West Bengal has a surplus of around 750 MW. “If we fail to attract heavy industry to West Bengal, we should at […]

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“We must achieve this in all sectors. This is a must. One day, you will have to take charge of the Rooppur nuclear plant,” she told experts. “You need to achieve such capabilities. You need to prepare from now.” The Prime Minister was speaking at a seminar on the role nuclear energy in the country’s […]

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Bangladesh ranks third among the top 20 countries where people lack access to electricity, according to a report of a World Bank-led multi-agency team. The report titled ‘Global Tracking Framework Report’ published on Tuesday said until 2010, 66.6 million people, or 45 percent of the country’s population, were out of electricity. However, Bangladesh government statistics […]

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 A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant at a place next to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, is drawing fire from activists across the country who say it would destroy the world heritage site. The proposed 1320-megawatt plant, to be built in the area of Rampal in the southern Bagerhat […]

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 The Energy Ministry is expected to get Tk 2,291 crore in the coming fiscal (2013-14), up by Tk 643 crore than the current fiscal (2012-13) year’s Tk 1,648 crore. “We’ve been asked by the Finance Ministry to keep our new budget within the framework Tk 2,991 crore with Tk 2,255 crore for development expenditure and […]

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‘It’s initial equity to be Tk 16 cr’  Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company Ltd (BIFPCL) will start functioning next month with the initial equity money of Tk 16 crore for the proposed Rampal 1320 MW coal-fired power plant project. The decision came at the first board meeting of the BIFPCL on April 20, official sources said. […]

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Bangladesh wants to initiate a pilot project for wind mapping and hydroelectricity potential here with the support of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Bangladesh Power division secretary Monwar Islam expressed the desire during the ADB initiated workshop at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Sunday. The ADB officials responded positively to the proposal of the power […]

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