Despite the fact that Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area; electricity grid coverage is very poor. Inexpensive land is invariably located far from the existing electricity infrastructure.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that the government is exploring options like rooftop and floating solar power plants as alternatives to land-based ones due to scarcity of lands. He said it is not possible to set up land-based large-scale solar plants as lands are being used for agriculture.
From adopting clean energy in garment factories to helping coastal migrants settle in cities, the South Asian nation has a way to go in planning a greener, fairer future
The government gave a big push to its renewable energy and waste-based power generation drive as it approved five projects with a combined electricity production capacity of 223.5 megawatts.
The government yesterday gave a big push to its renewable energy and waste-based power generation drive as it approved five projects with a combined electricity production capacity of 223.5 megawatts.
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) will set up a 42.5-megawatt waste-to-energy power plant at Aminbazar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka.
Through its investments, the fully state-owned specialised non-bank financial institution (NBFI) aims to generate cheaper electricity, cut emissions and dependency on fossil fuels, and eventually complete the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan (MCPP).
The government is even ready to share some risks relating to the investment by forming joint-ventures. To increase the use of renewable energy, the government is planning to import power and energy from neighbouring countries through cross-border networks.
The “Modernization of Power Distribution- Smart Grids Phase I” is a 120 million project aiming at modernizing the distribution grid infrastructure in order to contribute to a safer and stable electricity supply.
In Bangladesh the most prevalent e-mobility solution are the electric two/three wheelers. Although the actual stock take of these “Easy Bikes” are yet to be determined, it is estimated that 1.24 million of these vehicles are on the road which are facilitating transportation of approximately 250 million people.