Bangladesh government must rethink its energy policy
Frequent outages amid heatwaves lay bare the dysfunctional state of power sector
Of the 153 power plants in the country, 49 are operating at capacity, which explains the ongoing power outages amid the searing summer heat.
Shambolic decision-making in the power sector has led us to suffer enough
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said they had been trying to ensure smooth supply of coal, gas and fuel to the power plants for the last two months but it did not work due to the “financial issues”
As the current heatwave gets worse, the country’s power shortage shows no signs of improvement.
Coal shortage has forced officials to shut down a 660 megawatt unit of Payra power plant on May 25, a first in its three years of operation, and if things stay as they are, the other unit of the plant will stop production in about a week.
Aminbazar in Dhaka to Gopalganj 400KV double circuit line, considered one of the major power transmission lines in the country, is ready to transmit electricity.