Country’s total power generation capacity stands at 15761MW

Monday, 11 September 2017

The total power generation capacity of the country now stands at 15,761 MW.

This was disclosed by Power Division Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus while he made a power-point presentation on the power sector Sunday.

He made this presentation at a function where the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Ashuganj 450MW combined cycle (north) power plant, Keraniganj 108MW power plant, import of 60 MW power from Tripura and cent per cent electrification of 10 upazilas of the country through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban.

He further informed that the number of power connection receivers increased to 25.9 million in July which was 10.8 million at the beginning of 2009.

The transmission lines rose to 10,436 kilometers while the distribution line to 4,01,000 kilometers.

The distribution system loss came down to 9.98 per cent from the previous 14.33 per cent, he said.

Meanwhile, Rural Electrification Board (REB) has set a target to bring all the 460 upazilas under 100 per cent electrification.

As per latest statistics released by REB, so far 26 upazilas have been brought under 100 per cent coverage while 35 upazilas will come under the same programme by next month, another 141 upazila will get 100 per cent electrification by December this year.

The REB plan reveals that hundred per cent electrification will be completed in some 137 upazilas in June next year, while the remaining 121 upazilas will get 100 per cent electrification by December 2018, according to a report by UNB.

The REB official document shows the REB currently has 19.5 million consumers of different kinds including irrigation pumps.