Thursday, 9 February, 2023

Retail Power Tariff

2-day public hearing on hike proposal from Jan 8

2-day public hearing on hike proposal from Jan 8

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will hold a public hearing on January 8 and 9 on the proposal of six power distribution companies to hike the retail level electricity tariff.

The hearing will take place at Shaheed AKM Shamsul Haque Khan Auditorium of the Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM) in the city from 10 am to 5 pm everyday, said an official handout on Thursday, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC), the Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO), West-Zone Power Distribution Company (WZPDC) and Northern Electricity Supply Company Limited (NESCO) have submitted a proposal to the BERC for increasing retail level electricity tariff, it added.

The BERC requested the people, institutions or organizations interested to take part in the hearing to submit their pre-hearing written statements or opinions to the commission by January 1 next.

The BERC also requested them to register their names in the commission for participating in the hearing.

According to the handout, the hearing on the proposal for increasing power tariff will be held on January 8 and it will continue till January 9 if the hearing could not end on the first day.

Copies of proposals or applications for hiking retail power tariff can be collected from the BERC office during office hours. The copies can also be downloaded from the commission's website