Electricity generation crosses 30,000MW

Kudos to Sheikh Hasina for ensuring power for all

Published : 03 Jan 2024 10:02 PM | Updated : 04 Jan 2024 03:04 PM

We can now firmly say Bangladesh is the country with 100 percent electricity in South Asia. The government had set a target of 100 percent electrification across the country to mark the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

It has kept its promises as country’s power sector has achieved unprecedented success in the last 15 years because of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visionary, courageous and timely decision and steps as well.

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The country’s overall power generation, combining grid capacity and off-grid (mainly captive) power, increased by about 5000MW in 2023 to reach a new benchmark of 30,700MW, although with demand failing to keep up, this is expected to lead to higher capacity payments for the government, according to latest data from the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission and Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority. We highly applaud the prime minister for her government’s tremendous success by ensuring electricity in all parts, including the remotest areas of the country, within an era.

As the power 

sector plans are being 


successfully, Bangladesh will become

 a developed and 

prosperous country 

by 2041

All chars and remote areas of the country have also been brought under electricity access. Therefore, we also would like to sincerely thank Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina as our country is obviously a success story in terms of ensuring electricity for all.

As the power sector plans are being implemented successfully, Bangladesh will become a developed and prosperous country by 2041. Plans have been made to export surplus power during winter and off-peak hours.

The power sector has been playing an important role in sustainable development and economic growth. Country’s every corner is now being illuminated by electricity while people living there are enjoying urban facilities through electrification.