DESCO conducts studies to ensure uninterrupted electricity

Special Correspondent

14 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

DESCO conducts studies to ensure uninterrupted electricity

The Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO) is conducting two separate feasibility studies to ensure reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity, said a top official.

The feasibility studies will be completed in June, 2022, according to Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO) Managing Director Md Kausar Ameer Ali. 

He said the feasibility study for modernisation and underground electrical distribution project in DESCO area is conducting by EnergyTron (Australia). It will complete June 2022, he said.  

Besides, another study styled “Twenty Five Years Master plan for DESCO under GIS Project” will be competed by December 2021.

The Indian firm Trident Techlabs (Pvt.) assigned for the job.   DESCO covers 236 square kilometer and has over 1 million subscribers.

Of the total subscribers, 5,39,500 subscribers have been brought under smart prepaid meters in June 2020. Earlier in 1997- 98, the system loss was 46.67 percent and now it has been reduced to single digit which is 4.22 percent.

In the light of PSMP-2016, DESCO's load demand has been identified till 2041 and various projects are being implemented to build adequate infrastructure and increase capacity. DESCO has seen 7.50 percent increase in subscribers and forecasted 7.5 percent  raise from 2025 to 2030, 5 percent from 2035- 2040, 4 percent raise by 2040 where the number of subscribers will stand more than 3.5 million.

It also predicted that the demand would be 7822 MW and capacity would be 17143 MW by 2041, he informed.

The DESCO has formed a special committee to oversee underground project, he added.