‘Integrated tech, financial co-op will expand RE’

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said integrated technical and financial cooperation will contribute a lot in expanding renewable energy massively.

“Developed countries’ cooperation is needed in evaluation of renewable energy resources. And it is necessary to increase the capacity of public and private sectors,” he said while speaking at a side event on “Clean Power and Green Grids” after inauguration of the Third Ministerial Meeting of the COP26 Energy Transition council (CoP26 ETC)” on Tuesday, reports BSS.

Nasrul Hamid joined the ministerial meeting virtually and said Bangladesh wants to work in unison with all to promote clean energy, as coal use in power generation is reducing.

“Meanwhile, Bangladesh government has cancelled 10-coalfired power plants having 8,451 MW generation capacity. Technology requires less use of land for solar power,” he said.

The state minister said desired results could be achieved with technical and financial support of experienced countries and the Energy Transition Council to get quality electricity by mapping offshore wind and marine fuels.

He further said that research for waste power, wind power and ocean energy by the Energy Transition Council will be welcomed. “If we get initial investment, huge quantity of electricity will be added to the national grid. At least a project can be taken on a pilot basis,” Nasrul Hamid added.