The Chandpur 150 MW combined cycle power plant has ceased production due to a lack of renovation and maintenance, causing disruptions in the region’s electricity supply. The plant began operations in 2012 and has been inactive for over five months since December 2022. The engineering department responsible for the plant expects production to resume by October, pending the arrival of necessary equipment and contract completion for the renovation.
Despite efforts by local engineers, the commissioning of the 100 MW unit was unsuccessful due to non-functioning parts. Plans are underway to engage foreign experts to address the technical challenges. The power shortage in Chandpur has resulted in load shedding, affecting businesses, educational institutions, and residents. The local power distribution department has been supplying only 50 percent of the demand, causing significant disruptions in daily life. With the anticipated renovation completion, the power plant aims to alleviate the electricity deficit and restore a stable supply to the region.