Load Shedding in Bangladesh

Save electricity to keep the lights on

Saving electricity at home helps reduce your household's need for energy, and in turn, helps reduce the demand for fossil fuels. Whether you are a homeowner, a private or social renter, a student, or you live with your parents, there are many things you can do. The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Only the guilty need indemnity laws

The national energy crisis is a direct result of the corruption and nepotism encouraged by the indemnity law.

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Save electricity to keep the lights on

Saving electricity at home helps reduce your household's need for energy, and in turn, helps reduce the demand for fossil fuels. Whether you are a homeowner, a private or social renter, a student, or you live with your parents, there are many things you can do. The best way to start saving on your electricity costs is to get smart with how you use electricity.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Tips and tricks to survive load-shedding

Load-shedding and power cuts are now common phenomena in Bangladesh, and sadly, these are both unpredictable and can last for hours. And the current energy crisis engulfing the whole country has done nothing but increase our sufferings. No matter how painful load-shedding is, this regular occurrence has become an inseparable part of our lives—just as the agonising traffic jam and much-dreaded water logging. With some prudence and precautions, we can make the hours that we have to spend without eccentricity less distressing and perhaps, useful and productive. Below some pointers have been laid out for you to deal with load-shedding smartly.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Businesses to keep factories shut once a week to save power

Businesses today agreed to implement the government’s instruction to go for zone-wise weekly shut down of industries to save electricity and continue production in mills and factories.

August 7, 2022
August 7, 2022

Gulshan, Banani among Dhaka areas to experience 3-hour load shedding today

Consumers in the areas under Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (Desco) will experience power cuts for three hours today (August 7, 2022).

August 2, 2022
August 2, 2022

Austerity! Load shedding on, so are these decorative lights

Strips of colourful lights adorn the lamp posts on the road divider of Kemal Ataturk Avenue in Dhaka’s Banani area, as seen on August 1, 2022.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

BNP to hold nationwide load shedding protests

BNP will hold demonstrations across the country, protesting the ongoing load shedding and “mismanagement” in the energy sector.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

9 ways to conserve energy at home

When you reduce or limit your energy use, you limit your impact on the environment. Remember, most of the electricity we consume comes from burning fossil fuels like natural gas, petroleum (oil), and coal, all of which are non-renewable resources. The world is in an energy crisis. However, every cloud has a silver lining; perhaps, this is a good time for us to start changing our lifestyles, habits, and energy use for a better, cleaner, and greener future.

July 23, 2022
July 23, 2022

Is load-shedding a symptom of Bangladesh's energy insecurity?

We had energy surplus a few months ago, and now the country is facing the prospect of “reduced electric supply” until September.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

Govt officials directed to spend 20% less on vehicle fuel

In a latest move to promote austerity in operations, the finance ministry today (July 21, 2022) directed government officials to lower expenses for fuel and lubricants of vehicles issued to them by 20 percent.