The federal government has projected that Bangladesh will face 15,500 megawatt of electrical energy demand through the nation’s largest 4 months boro paddy cultivation interval ranging from February 2022.
The demand of electrical energy additionally projected for warm summer season too.
Of the demand, solely the boro irrigation will want 2375MW of electrical energy within the present fiscal 12 months which is 60MW greater than the earlier 12 months, officers stated.
Based on Energy Division officers, the Bangladesh Energy Growth Board (BPDB) will want 1600mmcfd (million cubic ft of pure gasoline), 70,500 metric tonnes of furnace oil and 30,700 metric tonnes of diesel to supply the projected goal of electrical energy.
In an inter-ministerial assembly on Sunday, State Minister for Energy and Vitality Nasrul Hamid stated the federal government will guarantee uninterrupted electrical energy provide to irrigation.
He requested the involved divisions for making certain vitality and gas provide to energy crops in order that it helps to make sure uniterrupted provide of electrical energy.
He additionally requested the facility transmission and distribution firms to renovate the overloaded transmission and distribution strains.
The minister additionally directed the officers involved to take care of the facility crops earlier than the beginning of irrigation interval.
Bangladesh Energy Growth Board expressed issues over the insufficient provide of pure gasoline to energy crops. It might hamper to realize the electrical energy era goal throughout boro cultivation.
In addition to, Petrobangla officers stated they may maintain the coordination assembly with the facility growth board to handle the pure gasoline provide to totally different shopper finish correctly.
The ministry of agriculture has set a goal of 38.4-million tonnes of rice output for fiscal 12 months 2022.
Energy Division secretary Md Habibur Rahman, PDB chairman Engineer Balayet Hossain, Petrobangla chairman Nazmul Ahsan and Energy promote director basic Mohammed Hossain additionally attended the assembly.