Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Integrated plan must for building sustainable power, energy infrastructures

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said integrated master plan must be taken for building sustainable power and energy infrastructures.

"Coordination between demand and supply of energy resources should be ensured for resolving future challenges.....the future fuel system should be combination of present and future fuels," he said while discussing progress of the overall power and energy master plan with JICA's study team.

Chief of Study Team Ichiro Kutani focused on progress of the master plan, which is being prepared by the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). 

Ichiro Kutani said the next master plan will be ready within next October and arrangement will be finalized by holding meeting with stakeholders. 

The meeting also discussed energy storage, affordable renewable energy, fuel diversification and infrastructure construction of carbon emissions reduction.

"We want to supply electricity and fuel to consumers at affordable prices. Thus, alternative sources of fuel should be ensured," he added. 

JICA's power and energy adviser Toshiyuki Kobayash and JICA Bangladesh Representative Taro Katsurai were present in the meeting.