Highest load shedding in Dhaka, lowest in Ctg: BPDB
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- Installed capacity of the country’s 144 plants is 21,924MW and derated capacity is 21,396MW.
- On July 23, the highest generation of 12,134MW was reported at 10pm and minimum 10,662MW at 9am.
- Some 3,636MW could not be generated since some gas-fired plants were out of operation due to fuel crisis.
- The shortfall of 85MW was caused by coal supply limitations.
- The shutdown of at least 14 power plants due to maintenance and overhauling cut generation by 1,860MW.
- The authorities imposed 1,783MW loadshedding across the country, except for the Barisal region. The rates of shedding against estimated demands in different regions were 15-18%.
- The highest – 400MW – loadshedding was reported in Dhaka region against a peak demand of 5,420MW while the lowest was in Chittagong – 83MW against a demand of 1,506MW.
- Sylhet region saw loadshedding of 90MW, Rangpur 160MW, Comilla 240MW, Rajshahi 260MW, Mymensingh 270MW and Khulna 280MW.
- The cost of fuel for generating a maximum of 12,134MW in the evening peak period was Tk116 crore for furnace oil, Tk14.75 crore for gas, and Tk24.93 crore for coal.
- The government purchases electricity at Tk0.15 per unit from the Kaptai hydropower plant, and spends Tk8-12 for wind and solar power, Tk12 for furnace oil-based plants, around Tk39 for LNG-run units, and above Tk40 if diesel is used.
Source: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)