HPM Sheikh Hasina urges all to be cautious in using power, grow more food

In view of the global trend of price spiral, power scarcity and looming food crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon all to be cautious in using electricity, make savings and grow more foods to ward off the situation. "We have to be cautious from the very beginning. If we mov...

Revisiting the BNP-Jamaat era: When power cuts were normal

Tonmoy Ahmed: A media report published in 2005 by one of the leading dailies serves as a grim reminder of how the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami government pushed the country’s power sector to an unprecedented low. Titled – “Three records of failures in the power sector” – the report laid bare the sordid tale of this sector ...

17% electricity to come from renewable sources by 2041

Around 17 percent of Bangladesh's electricity will come from renewable energy sources by 2041, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid. State Minister said this during a virtual bilateral meeting with UK Minister for Pacific and Environment Lord Zac Goldsmith on Friday (28th August). They also discussed various...

Bangladesh was plunging into darkness during BNP-Jamaat regime: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the country’s drawback in power sector during BNP regime was unprecedented, which was not seen any part of the world. Bangladesh’s total electricity generation capacity was 1600-megawatt (MW) when Awami League assumed power in 1996. Most part of the country was plunging into darkness at that time an...

HPM Sheikh Hasina calls for economic use of electricity

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to the countrymen to be economical in using electricity saying that the government has to spend a huge amount of money to produce it.  "You'll have to be economical in using electricity ... we want that the people to use it properly," she said while opening Bheramara 410-MW Combined Cycle...

Powering Bangladesh’s Future: Story of Electricity

  Pledges Fulfilled During the Awami League led grand coalition government’s last tenure (from 2009 to 2013), all pledges made in the 2009 election manifesto were successfully implemented. In 2009, the power generation capacity of Bangladesh was 4931 MW. Within 5 years, the power generation capacity stood at 10341 MW with around 62% of th...