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Govt plans to generate 600 MW wind power by 2021
Observer Online Desk
Published :Thursday, 26 May, 2016,  Time : 7:39 PM  View Count : 15
The government has planned to generate 600 MW of power from wind energy by 2021 through six state-owned companies in the power sector.

The six entities are Power Development Board (PDB), Ashuganj Power Company Ltd (APCL), Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (ECGB), Rural Power Company Ltd (RPCL) and Coal Power Generation Ltd (CPGC).

Each of the companies will have to take initiatives to generate 100 MW wind power as part of their total power generation strategy, said Siddique Zobair, additional secretary at the Power Division and member of newly created Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda).

He also said this has been the part of the government’s energy generation strategic plan up to 2021 which is designed to diversify the primary source of energy.

According to official sources, most of these companies are yet to take preparations to implement their projects for wind power generation.

So far, the government signed a deal with a US-Danish joint venture company to generate 60 MW of electricity from wind, which is going to be the first wind turbine power plant to be set up in Cox’s Bazar by 2017.

US-DK Green Energy (BD), a joint venture between Taylor Engineering Group of the USA, ph consulting group of Denmark and Multiplex Green Energy of Bangladesh, is setting up the plant at Kurushkul, the southeast off Moheshkhali Island, at a cost of $120 million.

Besides, the government engaged an Indian company, Re-Gen Powertech Private Limited, for mapping the wind power potentials across the country.

On completion of the part of its wind mapping, the company is now in a process to set up three plants having the total capacity of 18 MW.

Meanwhile, three locations in Feni and Cox’s Bazar have been proposed for this.

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