The cabinet committee on purchase yesterday approved five solar power plants and one wind turbine power plant from which the government will purchase power at the rate of Tk 8 to Tk 9 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the next 20 years.
After a meeting of the committee chaired by Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday, Additional Secretary to the Cabinet Division Nasima Begum briefed journalists.
A 100MW solar power plant will be set up at Madarganj upazila of Jamalpur district at a cost of Tk 2,865 crore.
The work has been awarded to a joint venture company of CREC International Renewable Energy Co Ltd (CIRE) and BPDB-RPCL Powergen Ltd, Bangladesh.
The government will purchase electricity from the company at a rate of Tk 8.84 per kWh.
Another 47 MW solar power plant will be set up at Debiganj in Panchagarh district at a cost of Tk 1,371 crore. A consortium of ib vogt GmbH (Germany), Milner Vermogensverwaltungs GmbH (Germany) and Fu-Wang Bowling and Services Ltd (Bangladesh) will set up the power plant from which the government will purchase electricity at a rate of Tk 9.20 per kWh.
Another 20 MW solar power plant will be set up in the same upazila at a cost of Tk 557 crore to be implemented by Rahimafrooz-Shunfeng Consortium. The government will procure electricity from the consortium at Tk 8.60 per kWh.
Besides, the committee approved another 50 MW solar power plant at Dimla upazila in Nilphamari at a cost of Tk 1,452 crore. Seatec Solar ASA, Norway will set up the power plant and the government will purchase electricity from it at Tk 8.96 per kWh.
A 10 MW solar power plant will be set up at Moulvibazar district at a cost of Tk 285 crore.
Symbior Solar Siam & Holland Construction will implement the power plant. The government will purchase electricity at Tk 8.80 per kWh from the plant.
Besides, a 30 MW wind turbine power plant has been okayed by the cabinet to be set up at Muhurit Bandh of Sonagazi upazila in Feni district at a cost of Tk 933 crore.
The plant will be set up by a consortium of Bangwati Products Ltd (India) and Regen Powertech Private Ltd (India) and Siddhant Wind Energy Pvt Ltd.
The government will purchase electricity from the plant at a rate of Tk 8.88 per kWh.