The state minister said, “750 MW of power from the first unit can be obtained by mid-March. More electricity is needed to meet next summer’s demand. We are also looking for alternative sources of fuel. We are working on providing uninterrupted power supply at an affordable cost.”
During the visit of Adani power plant, the State Minister was accompanied by Power Secretary Habibur Rahman and the Chairman of the Electricity Development Board Engineer Md. Mahbubur Rahman.
On November 5, 2017, a purchase agreement was signed between the Department of Power and Adani Power. Under the contract, Adani is constructing this power plant in Jhadkhand.
Special transmission lines have been constructed to bring that electricity into the country and add it to the national grid. Power Grid Company of Bangladesh-PGCB is constructing two substations and other transmission facilities in Chapainawabganj and Bogra in Bangladesh.
Now, as the winter continues, the demand for electricity in Bangladesh has decreased somewhat. According to the data of this month of January, now electricity has to be produced from 8 thousand megawatts to 9 thousand 400 megawatts per day.
But the picture is different in summer. Last March, the daily electricity demand was between 12,500 MW and 13,500 MW.
Although the country has the power generation capacity to meet the demand, the production is reduced due to high global energy prices due to the war in Ukraine.