PDB looks for vitality controller’s direction to trim misfortunes

In spite of the fact that it is considered by numerous individuals as an approach to expand power costs, PDB Chairman Khaled Mahmud said his office just drew the issue out into the open a week ago and left it to the controller to settle on it.

“This isn’t a proposition to expand the power costs. We have educated BERC and they’ll currently survey it,” Mahmud told

“The value we charge for power isn’t its genuine worth. A gas cost climb has expanded the expense of intensity generation. We’ve quite recently educated them regarding our evaluated misfortune to be acquired in 2020.”

PDB should bear a creation cost of Tk 452 billion out of 2020 and will win Tk 366 billion selling power, a PDB authority told

“Presently PDB looks to BERC on how it deals with the misfortune – by expanding power costs or through appropriation.”

Radical gatherings take out a parade during their half-day general strike on Thursday to fight the administration’s choice to raise the cost of power at the retail level. Photograph: dipu malakar

“The commission will survey the proposition and after that choose whether to go for a consultation or reject it,” said BERC part Mizanur Rahman.

The controller last climbed power costs by 5.3 percent at customer level on Nov 23, 2017. Power costs have expanded multiple times since the Awami League framed the legislature 10 years prior.

PDB confronted lost Tk 92.84 billion out of 2017-18 even after the cost was expanded. The sum was Tk 80 billion out of 2018-19.

The vitality controller expanded gas costs by 32.8 percent for clients at all levels in July.

“Prior we used to get endowment at oil costs. We’ve educated BERC that our generation cost has expanded in light of a 41 percent climb in gas costs,” said Mahmud.

As indicated by PDB’s most recent yearly report, the oil-run power plants represent 25 percent of the complete power request. PDB sells power at limited rates, which means the administration meets the deficiency with endowment.

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