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Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power
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Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 02 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has undertaken a programme to produce 20,000 megawatt electricity to solve the country’s existing power crisis and ensuring power for all by 2020-2021.

Replying to a question by treasury bench members Choyon Islam in the Jatiya Sangsad, she told the house that her government during the last two years has added 1131 MW electricity to the national grid.

Besides, agreement has signed in public and private sector to set up 35 more power plants with the capacity of 3,158 megawatt. Of the total, she said five power plants with the capacity of 410 MW have already gone into commercial operation while rest 30 power plants are remained under construction.

Apart from this, the purchase committee has approved the proposal of setting up four power plants with 1,234 MW and a quick rental power plant with capacity of 53 MW in the IPP sector.

The Prime Minister also referred various programes of her government to set up nuclear power plant and using renewable energy for power generation.
 

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How much power (in MW capacity) are we currently generating in Bd?
 

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How much power (in MW capacity) are we currently generating in Bd?
The utility electricity sector in Bangladesh has one national grid with an installed capacity of 21,419 MW as of September 2019. However substantial capacity is in the pipeline, with 3000+MW already available as of 4Q 2020 (Payra etc.). When Matarbari (Super-efficient Coal-fired) and Rooppur (Nuclear) come online and get added to the PGCB Grid, they would add another 5000+MW in another two years.


This does not count in the future planning that was the subject of this thread.

And Sustainable sources, which generate around 50-100 MW are not counted in this as well.
 

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The utility electricity sector in Bangladesh has one national grid with an installed capacity of 21,419 MW as of September 2019. However substantial capacity is in the pipeline, with 3000+MW already available as of 4Q 2020 (Payra etc.). When Matarbari (Super-efficient Coal-fired) and Rooppur (Nuclear) come online and get added to the PGCB Grid, they would add another 5000+MW in another two years.


This does not count in the future planning that was the subject of this thread.

And Sustainable sources, which generate around 50-100 MW are not counted in this as well.
Thank you for the informed update, brother Bilal9. Appreciate it.

In regards to the installed current capacity, have we addressed our national electricity consumption to date? as in...do people in Bangladesh still experience load shedding? or have we established uninterrupted electricity distribution throughout the country? (or at the very least, capital city Dhaka)
 

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Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power
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Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

Govt takes programme to generate 20,000 MW power

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 02 (BSS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has undertaken a programme to produce 20,000 megawatt electricity to solve the countrys existing power crisis and ensuring power for all by 2020-2021.

Replying to a question by treasury bench members Choyon Islam in the Jatiya Sangsad, she told the house that her government during the last two years has added 1131 MW electricity to the national grid.

Besides, agreement has signed in public and private sector to set up 35 more power plants with the capacity of 3,158 megawatt. Of the total, she said five power plants with the capacity of 410 MW have already gone into commercial operation while rest 30 power plants are remained under construction.

Apart from this, the purchase committee has approved the proposal of setting up four power plants with 1,234 MW and a quick rental power plant with capacity of 53 MW in the IPP sector.

The Prime Minister also referred various programes of her government to set up nuclear power plant and using renewable energy for power generation.
Excellent news. Hats off to Bangladesh. This is why BD is my favourite country and favorites like many like me in India.
 

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Thank you for the informed update, brother Bilal9. Appreciate it.

In regards to the installed current capacity, have we addressed our national electricity consumption to date? as in...do people in Bangladesh still experience load shedding? or have we established uninterrupted electricity distribution throughout the country? (or at the very least, capital city Dhaka)
Welcome to the forum!

As per your question, Bangladesh's power supply has improved leaps and bounds in the last decade. I visit BD almost every year for at least 3 weeks, and I have experienced maybe at most two hour of load-shedding in total in those 3 weeks. When I compare it to my school days in Dhaka back in early 2000s, its a night and day difference.

I am not too sure about the villages but my bet is that its better there too. May be some other members with insight can share light into it.

Credit to government where it is due. They have done really well in the power sector. Hope it just gets better.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

As per your question, Bangladesh's power supply has improved leaps and bounds in the last decade. I visit BD almost every year for at least 3 weeks, and I have experienced maybe at most two hour of load-shedding in total in those 3 weeks. When I compare it to my school days in Dhaka back in early 2000s, its a night and day difference.

I am not too sure about the villages but my bet is that its better there too. May be some other members with insight can share light into it.

Credit to government where it is due. They have done really well in the power sector. Hope it just gets better.
Thank you for answering my question and pleased to be here, bd_4_ever.

I agree with you in terms of growth and prosperity over the last decade. A lot has changed since the inception of Digital Bangladesh development plan indeed. Unfortunately, it's been years I've been up to date about Bd and hence, the questions. Let's hear what other fellow members have to say...
 

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Welcome to the forum!

As per your question, Bangladesh's power supply has improved leaps and bounds in the last decade. I visit BD almost every year for at least 3 weeks, and I have experienced maybe at most two hour of load-shedding in total in those 3 weeks. When I compare it to my school days in Dhaka back in early 2000s, its a night and day difference.

I am not too sure about the villages but my bet is that its better there too. May be some other members with insight can share light into it.

Credit to government where it is due. They have done really well in the power sector. Hope it just gets better.
Same my 3 months experience back in 2016 was, one hour long power cut and another 45 minute long, second one was due to transformer failure during rain.

In my school days, 2001-2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 I had spend 2-3 days without electricity every week
 

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The utility electricity sector in Bangladesh has one national grid with an installed capacity of 21,419 MW as of September 2019. However substantial capacity is in the pipeline, with 3000+MW already available as of 4Q 2020 (Payra etc.). When Matarbari (Super-efficient Coal-fired) and Rooppur (Nuclear) come online and get added to the PGCB Grid, they would add another 5000+MW in another two years.


This does not count in the future planning that was the subject of this thread.

And Sustainable sources, which generate around 50-100 MW are not counted in this as well.
Very informative link :

15,294 MW is in pipeline, should be online in 5 to 6 years.

Not bad at all.
 

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Yup - as we all know, Power generation will go up/down a little because generating facilities will be taken offline or come online to the grid due to maintenance etc. But rough power output will be around 20K to 21K MW's. But this will drastically change in a couple of months as Payra gets added to the grid. I don't believe Payra was added to that spreadsheet rundown.
Welcome to the forum!

As per your question, Bangladesh's power supply has improved leaps and bounds in the last decade. I visit BD almost every year for at least 3 weeks, and I have experienced maybe at most two hour of load-shedding in total in those 3 weeks. When I compare it to my school days in Dhaka back in early 2000s, its a night and day difference.

I am not too sure about the villages but my bet is that its better there too. May be some other members with insight can share light into it.

Credit to government where it is due. They have done really well in the power sector. Hope it just gets better.
Per figures I saw recently - power supply to Urban residents is 95+% (of course this excludes slums and people who may be pilfering electricity).

To village residents it is around 75% or so, thanks to Palli Bidyutayan Samity (Rural Electrification Coops). Per Sreda, a lot of people in the unreachable areas have been given solar kits (We have to look at SREDA figures to find out levele of reach). Lot of Islands have been electrified thanks to submarine transmission cables and PV electricity generation farms. There are two huge ones, one each in Mymensingh and CXB, that went online recently, both having 50 MW capacity.
 
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