Sunday, April 14, 2024

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 to greet Ramadan

As the power supply situation deteriorated in the recent days, the Power Division yesterday decided at power-cut during the Ramadan not more than half an hour in each spell in any area. Ahead of the Ramadan, the country’s power generation drastically fell to 4,400 MW from an average 4,800 MW. Many areas in cities and ... 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