Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

BERC recommends 1.53pc power distribution tariff hike

The technical evaluation committee of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has recommended 1.53 percent hike in power distribution tariff although Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) demanded 16.74 percent hike in tariff.

Power generation capacity doubled in 6 years

Power generation capacity more than doubled from 4,942MW in 2009 to 11,265MW currently, with around 68% of the population having access to electricity.

Primary findings of Blackout

The 8-member probe committee formed to investigate into Saturday’s power outage across the country submitted its primary progress report to the power ministry.

Another costly power plant may get extension

Power Division has stepped to extend another costly dual-fuel power plant having 110 megawatt capacity near Dhaka by one year as the project expired on October 7, 2013.

Import less costly than rental power

Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) will have to pay Tk39.74 crore for imported Indian electricity while Tk267.14 crore for quick rental power as last December-January bills.

Mega windmill on the cards

The consortium of PIA Group LCC and Bangladesh Alternative Energy Systems Limited will set up the country’s largest wind-based power project at Anwara in Chittagong with 100 megawatt generation capacity. Power Development Board (PDB) will buy per unit electricity for 12 US cents (Tk9.87) from the project for 20 years.

By next March there will be no power shortage, says Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith today said that there would be no power shortage in the country by March 2014 as the government has already launched power system master plan.

30MWp solar park in Kurigram

The government recently authorized the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) to develop a 30MWp solar park on the banks of The River Dhorola in Kurigram. In response to call for an international bid, Solamon Energy Corporation announced its intention to supply a 30MW solar energy plant in Bangladesh as part of aligning new partners across the Sunbelt sharing a common vision.

Fourth instalment of $1b IMF loan likely in November

The government has fulfilled most of the IMF conditions to get the fourth instalment of a $1 billion loan from the lender by November. This is the last instalment of the three-year loan, under an Extended Credit Facility, in the current tenure of the present government.

BPDB in talks with foreign banks to soften terms

The Bangladesh Power Development Board started negotiations with a Chinese bank and another Hong Kong-based bank to get terms and conditions softened on their loans for four power plant projects.

Selecting eco-friendly site for a power plant

After a prolonged review lasting for three years, the Department of Environment (DoE) gave its seal of clearance to the Rampal Power Plant, a joint venture between the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of India recently.

Sangu-11 gas well to be shut by September

The country's natural gas production will depend entirely on the onshore gas fields from October as the lone operational offshore Sangu-11 gas well in the Bay of Bengal is set to be shut permanently by September.

Govt set to take $132m China hard loan for power plant

A government committee on non-concessional loan is likely to approve tomorrow a Power Division proposal to take $132 million in buyers’ credit from two banks of China for setting up a 150-mega watt power plant.

Government to nod a firm to import furnace oil

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation has already issued a no-objection certificate to the proposal of the privately-owned power plant.

Sangu gas to be closed permanently by September

Sangu-11 gas well in the Bay of Bengal is set to be shut permanently by September next in a major setback to the country's future energy security.

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