Manikganj 35MW solar PP begins commercial operation

Special Correspondent

17 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Manikganj 35MW solar PP begins commercial operation

Manikganj 35MW solar based power plant (PP) has started in commercial operation for supplying electricity into the national grid.

“We are supplying electricity to the national grid after achievement of commercial operation in March, 2021,” Imran Chowdhury, country head of the Sungrow Power Supply Company Ltd, which worked for the project as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor told the Daily Sun yesterday.

He said this is one of the major project of the EPC contractor that was started operation in 2019. “We have installed capacity of 45.5MW of solar power and operated 60 countries,” he said.

The Manikganj Power Plant performance ration was 85 percent in commercial operation date, he claimed.   

Spectra Solar Park Ltd, (SSPL), a joint venture of Bangladeshi Spectra Group and Chinese Shunfeng Investments Limited (SIL), established the plant at Shibalaya Upazila in Manikganj with $15 million financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will purchase electricity from this independent power producer (IPP) project at a rate of TK 11.12/kWh ($0.13) under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The SSPL is the borrower for the loan and will build, own, and operate the project. SEL owns 80 per cent of SSPL and SIL owns the remaining 20 per cent.

According to the sources, the Consortium of Spectra Engineers Limited & Shunfeng Investment Limited owned the 35 MW (AC) grid-connected solar park through an unsolicited deal under the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) Act.