The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has enrolled an enormous 13,018-megawatt (MW) production. The capacity has set a new milestone for the country, amid uprising demand for electricity ahead of summer.
Saiful Hasan Chowdhury, director of public relations of the BPDB said, the record generation was reported at 9pm on 3rd April (Saturday).
Bangladesh’s installed power generation capacity, including captive power and renewable energy, is 24,982 MW as of 3rd April (Saturday), with 99 per cent 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 looking forward to providing uninterrupted power supply, Power Division officials said, adding that the government is committed to ensuring 100 per cent electricity coverage by this year.
The previous highest production was 12,893 MW as recorded on 29th May, 2019.
Bangladesh’s power sector first crossed the 12,000MW milestone on 24th April 2019, with the 11,000MW mark crossed on 7th July, 2018.
Previously, the country had gone past the 10,000MW mark for the first time on 19th March, 2017. Prior to that, the 9,000MW level was crossed for the very first time on 30th June, 2016.