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Ghorashal to be a modern, low-cost power hub: Nasrul

No plan to reduce fuel tariff now

  • Special Correspondent
  • 6 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Ghorashal to be a modern, low-cost power hub: Nasrul
Ghorashal power hub

The government is working to convert the country's first ever power hub in Ghorashal into a modern and low cost one, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid.

“We are repowering and overhauling the existing power plants to produce a combined 1380 MW of the capacity,” he said during a visit to the hub on Monday.

Nasrul Hamid added that the efficiency of the repowering plants will be 52 percent from 30 percent now in terms of energy consumption.

Now, the power hub is producing 380 MW of maximum electricity due to gas shortage.

“We are working to increase gas supply to the power hub considering future demand,” he said in response to a question.

He added the plants will be able to smooth the electricity supply to Narsingdi and Tangi industrial belts.

Responding to security measures, he said the Ghorashal Power Hub will also elaborate plans to ensure security of the key point installation.

The state minister also said that the Power Division would introduce GIS Switching Station and Substation to overcome blackouts in the coming years.

Ghorashal is the country’s first power station commissioned with the relentless effort of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1974.

Nasrul Hamid said the government has no plan to reduce the fuel tariff as it will need stability for a certain period of time to make a decision.