Friday, December 8, 2023

Power fund unutilised as PDB fails to draft guideline

The state-run Power Development Board, even six months after it was asked to do so, has still not drafted any guidelines on how the new Power Maintenance and Development Fund should be used for increasing power generation in the old plants. On February 8 this year, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission asked the PDB to ... Read more

Govt allows phased new power connection until December

Power utilities would provide new connections in phases until December to the applicants who pay all the dues by June, a senior power division official said on Sunday. But he said that those who applied for connections of two kilowatts or more would have to install solar panels. Officials said that 8,30,000 applicants have been ... 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