Power generation

Ramp up electricity production from May 1

Nasrul Hamid, the state minister for power, yesterday asked Independent Power Producers to increase electricity generation by May 1.

Load shedding may spike in summer

Power generation not growing in line with forecasted spike in demand, leaving people staring at frequent and extended power cuts.

Power cuts may worsen in June

Power cuts are likely to increase in June as the dollar crisis, fuel shortage and maintenance work leave around 45 percent of the country’s power generation capacity unutilised at a time when the mercury is rising again.

Bangladesh losing $3.3b a year to power cuts

Bangladesh loses around $3.3 billion a year due to unreliable power supply to homes, offices, and factories.

A third of power capacity unutilised

About one-third of the country’s total power generation capacity remains unutilised when people across the country are enduring mild and moderate heatwaves.

Power companies’ profits fall amid dollar crisis

Profits of all power generation companies dropped in the July-March period of fiscal year 2022-23 and some of them even incurred huge losses mainly due to a huge depreciation of the value of the taka against the US dollar that ultimately increased their costs. 

Rampal Power Plant: First unit ready to start commercial production

One of the two units of the coal-fired Rampal Power Plant has started supplying electricity to the national grid on a trial basis.

Coal consumption may rise in Bangladesh this year

Although the coal consumption declined in Bangladesh last year, it is expected to increase sharply this year, the International Energy Agency said yesterday.

Perfect efficiency key to tackling energy crisis

We cannot afford to have the government repeat its past mistakes

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

PM considering reduced electricity production to save fuel

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (July 5, 2022) said that she is considering “area-based load shedding” for a specific period to save fuel used for power generation.

March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018

Power generation crosses 10,000MW milestone: PDB

Bangladesh’s actual power generation crosses the milestone of 10,000-megawatt, as the government’s efforts to ensure electricity for all are bearing fruit.

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Rooppur nuke plant: $12.65b deal inked with Russia

Bangladesh signs its biggest ever contract worth $12.65 billion with a Russia’s state-run company to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant that would generate 2,400 megawatts of electricity.

August 3, 2015
August 3, 2015

Obama to unveil clean energy plan

US President Barack Obama is due to unveil what he called "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

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