Editorial

Consumers have right to get better electricity services

Improve power distribution and transmission system in villages and remote areas


Bangladeshpost
Published : 18 Aug 2021 09:05 PM | Updated : 19 Aug 2021 12:18 AM

The State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid rightly said that consumers have right to get improved electricity services. The way the incumbent government revolutionised the country's power sector over the last decade reflects its determination to ensure improved electricity services to the consumers.

The country has witnessed massive development in power sector over the past decade. The incumbent government over the past years has developed the power sector in a planned and strategic way addressing it as one of the most essential sectors for sustainable development of the country. 


Power situation has improved in big cities including Dhaka 

but still load shedding occurs frequently in village areas due 

to limitation of transmission and distribution system


There is no denying that over the last several years power situation has improved in big cities including Dhaka but still load shedding occurs frequently in village areas due to limitation of transmission and distribution system.  Therefore, necessary should be taken necessary steps to improve power distribution and transmission system in villages and remote areas instead of increasing  generation capacity. Authorities  concerned should gear up measures to supply uninterrupted electricity at specific voltages and frequencies.

Indeed, the efforts of the government to supply electricity to every corner of the country deserve plaudits. It needs no emphasising that by ensuring access to electricity for every citizen of the country we can help build an educated nation. We hope with round-the-clock power supply our rural people will improve their lives and contribute to the country’s economic growth.

In Bangladesh renewable energy contributes approximately 4 per cent to the country's national energy power mix. Considering this, the government should formulate and implement new policies to increase the production and consumption of renewable energy in order to embrace environment-friendly energy production.