Bangladesh has put in thirteen,596MW power plants since independence, with the Awami League accounting for over sixty one % of electricity generation capability within the last eight years, Prime Minister Arab chief Hasina has aforementioned.
During Wednesday’s parliament session, Hasina provided the figures, responding to a question by ruling MP Mamunur Rashid Kiron from Noakhali.
She aforementioned the present power generation capability, together with the captive power plants, stands at fifteen,351MW.
Some previous plants are de-commissioned, however they’re still able to provide thirteen,179MW to the national grid, the prime minister aforementioned in parliament.
Bangladesh’s power generation capability touched the nine,000MW mark for the primary in June last year, per the facility Development Board or PBD.
On could twenty seven this year, PDB rumored electricity striking associate incomparable high of nine,356MW. The projected demand, however, on it day was nine,800MW.
Officials say Bangladesh’s power generation capability virtually two.5 times within the last eight years however demand outpaced provide. throughout summer, there is typically a spot between demand and provide.
Around eighty % of the population is currently underneath grid-coverage, up from forty seven % in 2009, per government information.