Electricity

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Adani godda power plant: BPDB to pay Tk 1,219.1cr for power not used

If it does not add value, it is a waste, said the seminal American industrialist Henry Ford. And the quote best describes the situation the Bangladesh Power Development Board finds itself in with its deal with India’s Adani Power.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Feasible options for cross-border power trade with Nepal

On April 26, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid met with a Nepali delegation led by Pampha Bhusal, the energy, water resources and irrigation minister of the country.

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

No possibility of countrywide power cut: Secretary

Terming it as a rumour that there will be no power supply across the country during the next three days, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus has said there is no chance of countrywide power cut.

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

Man wanted electricity but landed in jail

A day labourer was allegedly sent to jail on Wednesday for not paying electricity bills, even though his house at Mochagora village in Muradnagar upazila had no electrical line.

January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019

Ecnec okays project to provide power to 1cr people

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved a project worth Tk 8,690 crore to bring around one crore people of the country under electricity coverage.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

10yr jail for sabotaging power structures

Bangladesh government has endorsed the draft of Power Act 2017 with stricter regulations including maximum 10-year jail for sabotaging related structures. The draft law also proposes harsher consequences for stealing electricity or tampering with meter readings in households and industries.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Bangladesh needs more trained electricians

Electricity is the indispensible driving force of development and the ingredient to enhance the standard of living nowadays.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

A response to - Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

In May 25, The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading English newspaper, published in print as well as online an opinion article by Bjorn Lomborg titled “Bringing Electricity to More Bangladeshis”.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

It turns out that switching five households from kerosene lamps to a single diesel-powered generator would be 12 times more cost-effective than solar power - each taka of spending would do an impressive 24 takas of good.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

Power supply to be normal by Friday, minister hopes

Apologising for public sufferings due to power disruption in different parts of the country over the past week, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid expresses hope that power supply would be normal by Friday.