Solar power lights up 4 remote chars in Rajshahi

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Solar power lights up 4 remote chars in Rajshahi

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid speaks at the solar home system installation ceremony through video conference from his residence at Baridhara in the capital on Monday.

At least 1,582 off-grid electricity consumers have come under electricity coverage under four remote chars in Rajshahi.  

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Monday inaugurated the connectivity virtually. 

There are 6,500 consumers at the four char areas including char Asariadaha, char Alatuli, Char Majardia and Char Khidirpur of which 1,582 received solar home system connection yesterday in Rajshahi.

At the inaugural function, the minister said every house will be brought under power facility in phases. The state minister ordered the distribution companies to increase consumer services.

 He also said 100 percent electrification will be ensured in all grid areas of the country within December this year.

“We have to ensure balanced electrification development in all places across the country,” he said.

Northern Electricity Supply Company Limited (NESCO) has initiated to install solar home system in off-grid char areas of Rajshahi.

Nasrul Hamid said, “Activities for supplying electricity in every house of Bangladesh are going on under the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”

“Smart meters, smart grid, modern transformer and underground cables will enhance power services,” he said.

The state minister said Char-Asariyadah, Char Alatuli, Char Mazardia, Char Khidirpur areas were brought under power access through solar home system.

The state minister directed distribution companies to increase consumer services. There are 6,500 consumers at the four char areas, of which 1,582 received solar home system connection. Every house will be brought under power facility in phases.

With Chairman of NESCO’S Board of Directors AKM Humayun Kabir in the chair, lawmaker Md Ayen Uddin, Power Secretary Dr Sultan Ahmed and Managing Director of NESCO Zakiul Islam connected and spoke at the ceremony.

 


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