Power generation in Sylhet | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 02, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 02, 2010

Power generation in Sylhet

The present capacity of the running power stations in Sylhet zone is about 500 MW including 15 &3 years rental and small IPP. These plants are run by gas and gas is also available there. The present peak hour power demand of Sylhet zone is about 250 MW. The balance 250 MW cannot fully be dispatched to other areas where there is shortage of generation due to limitation of transmission facility. As a result, the Sylhet zone remains surplus in generation and suffers no load shedding.
Another scenario is that the contract for Sylhet 90 M.W. combined cycle power plant (2nd unit) construction work was signed between PDB and M/S Harbin Power Engineering co.(HPE) China on 12.09.05 with completion date on 02.01.08.
It is learnt that HPE completed the execution work and started the trial run operation by early Aug.2008. But the unit could not be put into commercial operation till now even after more than two years of its contractual completion date, despite severe power crisis prevailing in the country.
The situation demands better handling.

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