According to a report from the Ministry of Energy and Power, Bangladesh, which has been witnessing power crises lately that have impacted badly the industries in the country including the readymade garment sector, is set to increase its power generation capacity by 4,817 megawatts within this year, thanks to the establishment of new power plants.
Furthermore, by 2027, the ongoing construction of 13 power plants will augment the country’s power generation capacity by a substantial 10,754 megawatts.
These findings were presented in a report submitted to the parliamentary standing committee on power, energy, and mineral resources recently.
As of now, the existing power plants collectively possess a total capacity of 23,871 megawatts of electricity, with a peak production of 15,648 megawatts recorded on 19th April.
The report identifies several power plants set to commence commercial operations this year, including the second unit of the Rampal power plant, the second unit of the Banshkhali power plant, the first unit of the Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Power Plant, the Sreepur 150MW power plant, Summit Meghnaghat Power Plant-2, Unique Meghnaghat Power Plant, and Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited.
Construction progress for the Sreepur power plant stands at an impressive 74.43 per cent completion, while the remaining projects are nearing finalization.