Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Electricity goes AWOL

Despite a delightful opening ceremony, the second day of the ongoing eighth Bangladesh Games received an unceremonious interruption when the events of taekwondo and table tennis could not be finished in time on Sunday due to load-shedding. Electricity was disrupted several times at the National

Irrigation over, power cut not yet

Financial constraints keep many plants shut; PDB seeks to buy offshore gas from Santos Although the extra need for power for Boro season irrigation is over, the level of load shedding remains unchanged due to the authorities’ financial inability to operate many idle rental power plants. A top official of the Power Development Board (PDB) ... Read more

Power cuts continue despite 1,900MW of new electricity

Load shedding continues unabated as the country’s power generation still remained far behind the demand amidst sweltering summer heat although the government claimed that nearly 1900 megawatt of new power was added to the national grid. People are reeling under frequent power outages even at mid-night while the industrial