The government is likely to discourage the substandard equipment import with tagging embargo in import policy for expansion of renewable energy resources here.
“The Minister of Commerce assured us to prepare a guideline and set a standard and specification on import policy within three months to discourage the substandard solar equipments,” Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) chairman Mohammad Alauddin said at seminar on ‘Renewable Energy Development in Bangladesh’ organized by SREDA recently.
He said the government has for the first time adopted comprehensive policy to expand the renewable energy sources.
He said the government is working to expand the wind-base power projects at Payra and Inani in Cox’s Bazar.
He added the SREDA is working to expand rooftop solar with the support of BGMEA and BKMEA.
Attending at the seminar, SREDA project director Md Manzur Morshed said the renewable energy share is only 3.24 percent or 722.2MW against electricity generation capacity 24,421MW.