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Energy master plan to be finalised in November

  • Special Correspondent
  • 26 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh government is likely to finilise the integrated power and energy sector master plan in November after consultation with stakeholders.

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said this after a consultation meeting with the study’s team leader Ichiro Kutani at Biddut Bhaban in Dhaka yesterday.

The integrated power and energy system master plan must include the opportunity cost on usage of power and energy with usage pattern of the energy in agriculture and industries, he said.

The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) conducts the study.  The master plan must be prepared on the basis of sustainable power and energy plan, Nasrul Hamid said.

The plan should also be based on coordination between energy demand and supply in association with proper management, he said.

The state minister said the fuel mixture in power generation will also highlight the future and possible fuel availability.

Nasrul Hamid said the issues like power and energy demand forecast, coordination of demand and supply, ultra-super technology usage and energy preservation should be discussed during consultation meeting.

He said cost effective renewable energy, diversification of energy and emission of carbon in power and energy sectors also need to be discussed.

Nasurl Hamid said the plan will also include a strategy about the energy usage on future use of electricity in electric vehicles and trains. The plan will reflect Bangladesh’s efforts to increase the use of clean energy, he said. He stressed about the plan that the government wants to supply power and energy to consumers at affordable prices and also accommodate alternative sources of energy.

Nasrul Hamid said Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) can support Bangladesh Power and Energy Research Council and SREDA under Bangladesh Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh.