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12:00 AM, July 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 03, 2020

Surplus power

Not long ago, the problem of load-shedding was a serious one for the nation, causing economic losses due to prolonged power outages. However, the situation is quite opposite now. Since the pandemic struck Bangladesh, our demand for power significantly fell, increasing the financial pressure on the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Reports further suggest that Bangladesh is on course to have the capacity to generate 58 percent more power than what the nation needs by 2030. Therefore, the authorities must be attentive in this regard. If possible, they should consider selling the surplus power being generated. In order to turn things back to normal, the government should take measures to ensure its efficient management.

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