power outage

Could a better transmission system ease power outages following Cyclone Remal?

Bangladesh has long suffered from weak power transmission infrastructure.

Cyclone Remal leaves 2.22cr people without power

Power supply to 2.22 crore consumers of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), out of its total 3.58 crore, has been suspended following the landfall of Cyclone Remal yesterday

Cyclone disrupts 10,000 telecom towers, millions out of service

Power outage due to cyclone Remal has caused over 10,000 mobile towers or base transceiver stations (BTS) to go out of service, affecting the mobile and internet services of millions of people in the southern districts

Parts of Dhaka to face power outage for next 7 days

Some parts of Dhaka will experience power disruption for the next seven days due to maintenance work of transmission system, said a press release of power division

No electricity price hike right now: BERC

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has backtracked on its recent move to hike the bulk electricity price.

Worsening electricity supply fresh blow to industries

Industries, already under huge pressure for the fall in gas supply and higher input costs, have been hit with power outages in the last few days, which have raised the production cost and may force factories to cut output. 

Load-shedding situation: Reality contradicts minister’s claims

Even though the countrywide power cuts are statistically more frequent at the moment compared to last month, State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid announced that load-shedding has decreased.

90% power supply restored after nearly 7hrs of blackout

At least 90% power supply was restored across Bangladesh after nearly seven hours of blackout following the national power grid failure today (October 4, 2022).  

“May take 2 more hours or until 10pm to restore electricity fully to Dhaka, N’ganj”

Power supply was restored in some parts of Dhaka city under Maniknagar and Hasnabad grid substations and also a good number of districts under Sylhet, Chattogram and Mymensingh at 7pm. But supply could not be restored in the areas under Ulon grid substations in Dhaka.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Patients suffer, hospital authorities worried as nation in the grips of blackout

Patients in several hospitals in Dhaka and Chattogram cities have been suffering as many parts of the country have been experiencing power outage since this afternoon.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Power grid failure disrupts internet, call services

National power grid failure is disrupting telecommunication and internet services in the country, according to the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (Amtob).

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Power crisis exposes risks of overdependence on imported LNG

Time to focus on exploring untapped natural gas

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Panic grips Sylhet, Sunamganj people as rumours of robbery spread

Panic gripped people in some areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts following rumours of robbery incidents last night.

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

Sudden power outage creates 'nightmare' at Atlanta airport

A sudden power outage brings the world's busiest airport to a standstill grounding more than 1,000 flights in Atlanta just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

No load shedding in Bangladesh despite heat wave

Even a couple of years ago, it was unimaginable to think of a sultry April day without power outages.

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