21st February 2024
EP Report

The power generation capacity of the country is 29,727MW, including captive and off-grid renewable energy sources, State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid has said.


"The power demand is expected to rise to around 17,500 MW in the coming summer," he said, responding to a written question from Awami League lawmaker from Chattogram M Abdul Latif in the parliament recently.


The state minister for energy said the country's grid-based production capacity is 26,504MW. This capacity comprises 11,350MW (43%) from natural gas-based production, 6,492MW (24%) from furnace oil-based production, 826MW (3%) from diesel-based production, 4,491MW (17%) from coal-based production, 230MW (1%) from hydro, 459MW (2%) from on-grid solar power, and 2,656MW (10%) from imported electricity.


He said power generation reached its peak at 15,648MW on 19 April during the summer of FY2022-23.


He noted that the maximum electricity production this year has decreased to 10,000-12,000MW due to a decline in demand during the winter.

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