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Power generation hits all-time high in Bangladesh

  • Published at 06:24 am April 13th, 2021
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Power generation has been setting records, one after another, since the beginning of this month

In continuation of its record-breaking streak, the country’s power sector has achieved yet another feat: the highest ever generation of power. 

As much as 13,377MW electricity was produced at 9pm on Monday, confirmed Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) Director (public relations) Saiful Hasan Chowdhury.

“At 9pm (on Monday), there was a demand for 13,377MW power and we generated the same amount. We can now produce 14,000MW electricity,” he said.

He, however, claimed that there was no power outage across the country due to the record power generation.  

Power generation has been setting records, one after another, since the beginning of this month. 

The previous highest production of 13,064MW was recorded on April 10, which had followed 13,018MW on April 3 -- the first time the power generation crossed the 13,000MW mark.

The fourth highest production -- 12,893 MW -- was logged on May 29, 2019.

Bangladesh’s power sector first crossed the 12,000MW milestone on April 24, 2019, with the 11,000MW mark crossed on July 7, 2018.

Earlier, the country had gone past the 10,000MW mark for the first time on March 19, 2017. Prior to that, the 9,000MW level was crossed for the very first time on June 30, 2016.

As of Saturday, Bangladesh’s installed power generation capacity, including captive power and renewable energy, is 24,982 MW, with 99% of the population having access to electricity.

The BPDB has already taken up an extensive capacity expansion plan to give a boost to the power sector, aiming to generate 40,000MW by 2030, for which a mammoth investment billion is needed. 

The massive investment plan is also meant to provide uninterrupted power supply, Power Division officials said, adding that the government is committed to ensuring 100% electricity coverage by this year.

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