Power Supply

  • NEA: 387 MW
  • Private Sector: 387 MW
  • India: 374 MW
  • Tripping: 20 MW
  • Demand : 1168 MW
  • Soure : NEA


July 8, 2018 Bangladesh’s electricity generation crosses 11,000 MW for first time

ower generation crossed a milestone of 11,000 megawatts for the first time in Bangladesh. The Power Development Board or PDB said Bangladesh generated 11,059MW of electricity around 9pm on Satarday. “Power generation has been increasing for the last few days,” said PDB spokesman Md Saiful Islam. The demand for power…

PPA auction for stressed power stations gets bids for 2,200 mw

New Delhi: Sembcorp Energy, Jaiprakash Associates, IL&FS and RKM PowerGen are among eight companies that responded to the government’s pilot scheme to aggregate and auction power purchase agreements (PPAs), to help them generate electricity from idling plants and repay loans. Bids were received for 2,200 mw PPAs against 2,500 mw offered by the government.…

Bangladesh Energy and Power Summit 2018

A two-day “Bangladesh Energy and Power Summit 2018” will be held in Dhaka on June 26-27, aimed at discussing the problems and potentials of the energy sector as well as sharing knowledge of experts and experiences from across the world.  Adviser to Prime Minister on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources…

Europe’s first solar panel recycling plant opens in France

French water and waste group Veolia has opened what it says is Europe's first recycling plant for solar panels and aims to build more as thousands of tonnes of ageing solar panels are set to reach the end of their life in coming years. The new plant in Rousset, southern France, has a contract with solar…

ISA plans global solar bank to finance $150 billion of power projects

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) plans to approach multilateral development banks (MDBs) such as Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to create a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to specifically finance solar projects, said the alliance’s interim director general, Upendra Tripathy. This SPV aimed at financing $150 billion would become a World…

Will Boost Cooperation With Nepal Under China’s Belt And Road: Xi Jinping

China is ready to strengthen cooperation with landlocked Nepal in infrastructure connectivity and trade and investment under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, President Xi Jinping said today while meeting with Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. China and Nepal signed eight agreements for developing major infrastructure projects…

WB to give $500m for solar energy, regional connectivity to Pakistan

The World Bank is committing over half a billion dollars through two projects to support renewable energy in Sindh and expand economic activity between Pakistan and Afghanistan through the development of an economic corridor along the Khyber Pass. “The projects will address Sindh’s energy needs through the generation of solar power benefitting…

Worker killed during crane testing at 624-MW Rock Island Dam hydro project in U.S.

Edward “Eddie” Bromiley was killed Wednesday, June 13, when a piece of steel from the spillway structure struck him while he was helping perform crane testing at the 624-MW Rock Island Dam hydro project. Bromiley was a technician for the central maintenance group at Chelan County Public Utility District. He…

India’s oil import bill swells 49 per cent to $115 billion in May

The recent rally in global crude oil prices has led to India’s oil import billswelling 49 per cent to $115 billion in May as compared to $76 billion recorded in the corresponding month a year ago. This has pushed the country’s merchandise trade deficit to $14.62 billion during the month. Commerce ministry data…

NTPC plans to load cheaper power first, plans new despatch schedule

NTPC, India’s largest thermal power producer, is planning a power despatch schedule wherein cheaper power will be loaded first. The move aims to reduce the cost of power for state-owned power distribution companies (discoms) that are facing financial difficulties. This approach will replace the existing merit order despatch of power, which is based on…