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People's Republic of Bangladesh

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Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is a Bengali speaking country located in the South-East Asia with an area of about 147,570 km2 and a population of fewer than 162,951,560. Bangladesh is the world's eighth most populous country (Standard ISO 3166-1) as well as its most densely populated, to the exclusion of small island nations and city-states. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port.

Bangladesh’s power sector of is one of the fastest growing in the South Asian region. The growth in terms of capacity addition in the last 10 years has been remarkable from around 4.5 GW to 12.8 GW. Private sector participation in generation has been significant and now accounts for about 60% of the total installed capacity.

Bangladesh has installed capacity of 17000 MW of Electricity as of October 2018, and Natural Gas is the major source (10000 MW) of electricity.

The Bangladesh Government had announced a renewable energy policy and also a plan to increase its share in power generation from the present level of one % to 5 % by 2015 and 10 % in 2020. And that means that the country's power production from renewable energy will go up to 650 MW in 2015 when the total power production is expected to be 13,000 MW.

In the last five years, Bangladesh has achieved:

  • The installation of 275 MW capacity power plants/systems from Renewable Energy);
  • The installation of 5.2 million Solar Home System (SHS);
  • The replacement of 999 diesel driven pumps by  solar irrigation pumps;
  • The implementation of 11 solar mini grid projects;
  • The distribution of 5000 solar systems among the poor people of Chattagram hill tracts. 

 

NFP Details: 

Mr. Mohammad Alauddin

Joint Secretary (Renewable Energy)

Power Division, Government of Bangladesh

Tel: +880-02-9574406

Mail: mohammad_alauddin4124@yahoo.com

Photovoltaic Map: 
Global Horizontal Irradiation Map: 
Direct Normal Irradiation Map: 
Webpage/Web Article

Bangladesh’s energy conundrum

Article on how Fossil fuels continue to be a decisive barrier to clean energy transition

Website

Planning Commission of Bangladesh

Prepare the short and mid-term and long-term plans viz. Annual Development Programme, Five Year Plan and Perspective Plans

Available in multiple languages: English | Arabic
Website

Bangladesh Power Development Board(BPDB)

Statutory body created in May 1, 1972 to deliver uninterrupted quality power to all by securing continuous growth of electricity for sustainable development and ensure customer satisfaction

Website

Sustainable & Renewable Energy Development Authority

Nodal agency to promote, facilitate and disseminate sustainable energy (SE), i.e. covering both the areas of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency(EE) to ensure the energy security of the country.

Available in multiple languages: English | Arabic
Legal/Regulatory Document

Renewable Energy Policy of Bangladesh

The Renewable Energy Policy of Bangladesh was released in 2008 to facilitate the development of renewable energy projects in rural, peri-urban and urban areas and scale up contributions of renewable energy both to electricity and to heat energy

Website

Planning Commission of Bangladesh

The PC prepares the short and mid-term and long-term plans including the Annual Development Programme, Five Year Plan and Perspective Plans. 

Available in multiple languages: English | Arabic
Website

IRENA RE Resource

IRENA website for renewable energy resource data of Bangladesh

Report

Solar Home Systems in Bangladesh

Case study on the solar home system and its challenges in Bangladesh

Report

The Solar Home Systems initiative in Bangladesh

Solar Home System initiative which began in January 2003 and was facilitated by government-owned Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) to fulfil basic electricity requirement of the off-grid rural people of Bangladesh

Webpage/Web Article

Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Renewable energy and energy efficiency program of Bangladesh commissioned by GiZ and MPEMr being the executive agency