Captive power plant policy revised

CPP may sell surplus power to BPDB

Shamim Jahangir

4 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The government has approved the revised policy guideline allowing captive power producers to sell their surplus electricity to other users.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the revised policy guidelines for power purchase from captive power plant (CPP)-2007 in March last.

According to the revised guidelines, captive power producers which have capacity to generate minimum 20 megawatt of electricity will be allowed to sell their surplus power to bulk users, especially to the power development board, said officials concerned.  

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the revised policy guidelines for power purchase from captive power plant-2007 allowing the captive power generators to sell excess electricity after meeting their own demands.

Now, a series of capital incentive mega industrial units are producing 50MW-100MW of electricity for their own purposes besides getting electricity from the national grid.

Earlier, a captive power producer having capacity to generate 95MW of electricity proposed to supply its surplus electricity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) after meeting its own consumption.

According to the revised policy, there will be a change in existing tariff proposal by the captive power plant (CPP). After revision, the CPP will have to bear the transmission loss and pay the wheeling charge to the transmission entity (PGCB).

The electricity produced in the CPP may be transmitted on real time basis using the national grid to the destination. The energy transaction will be settled on monthly basis. BPDB will not purchase any excess wheeled energy from CPP. For this purpose a tripartite agreement should be signed among the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), BPDB and the CPP owner.


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