New Sylhet plant adds 110MW to national grid

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 07 Aug 2017, 00:39:39

New Sylhet plant adds 110MW to national grid

New Sylhet plant adds 110MW to national grid
Our Correspondent

SYLHET, Aug 6: Newly-installed power generation plant 'Kushiyara Power Company' has started supplying 110 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid on experimental basis.

Official sources said the company has been generating electricity and supplying the same for the last three weeks.

Chief Engineer of Power Development Board (PDB-Sylhet) Ratan Kumar Biswas said the national grid is now getting 110 MW power from the plant.

Supply capacity of the plant would be raised later, he informed.

According to him, the power plants in Sylhet region currently generate a total of 1200 MW, which is being supplied to the national grid.

But the combined cycle power generation company, established on about 15 acres land at Mainpur on the bank of river Kushiyara in Fenchuganj, has a capacity of 170 MW.

On receipt of government approval, the company signed tripartite contract with the PDB and state-run Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited on March 20, 2013.

Later, another contract was signed with the US-based company GEC on March 20, 2015 for supply of electrical equipments.

The company is owned by ruling party lawmaker Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury and his family members.
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