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    Bangladesh Power Competitive Landscape

    January 26, 2022 - Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence


      THIS COMMENTARY IS PUBLISHED BY FITCH SOLUTIONS COUNTRY RISK & INDUSTRY RESEARCH and is NOT a comment on Fitch Ratings' Credit Ratings. Any comments or data are solely derived from Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research and independent sources. Fitch Ratings analysts do not share data or information with Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research.

      Bangladesh Power Competitive Landscape

      • 26 Jan 2022
      • Bangladesh
      • Power
      Bangladesh Power Development Board

      The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) is the single largest institution in the energy sector, with an installed capacity base of about 6GW (as of November 2021). It performs the functions of the single buyer of all generation and bulk supply to distribution utilities. The balance of generation capacity is provided by independent power producers (IPPs) and short-term IPPs.

      Power capacity owned by the public sector is made up of BDPB and its five subsidiaries Combined, they make up about 47% of Bangladesh’s 2021 power capacity in. The five subsidiaries are:

      • Ashuganj Power Station Company (APSCL)
      • Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB)
      • North-West Power Generation Company (NWPGCL)
      • BR Powergen
      • Rural Power Company (RPCL)

      The remaining bulk of generation capacity in Bangladesh is owned by IPPs and short-term IPPs (at about 9.5GW), and a joint venture (JV) between the China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC) and NWPGCL (at about 1.2GW).

      Breakdown Of The Public Sector's Power Capacity (As Of November 30 2021)
      Public Sector Companies Number of Power Plants Installed Capacity (MW)
      BPDB 38 6,013
      APSCL 5 1,444
      EGCB 3 957
      NWPGCL 7 1,401
      BR Powergen 1 149
      RPCL 3 182
      Total 57 10,146
      Source: Bangladesh Power Development Board, Fitch Solutions

      Under the BPDB is also Bangladesh's transmission utility company, the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh. It owns and manages the transmission network, and 132kV and 230kV substations. Key distribution companies purchasing bulk power from the BPDB at transmission substations are Dhaka Power Distribution Company, Dhaka Electricity Supply Company, Western Zone Power Distribution Company and the Rural Electrification Board.

      This report from Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research is a product of Fitch Solutions Group Ltd, UK Company registration number 08789939 ('FSG'). FSG is an affiliate of Fitch Ratings Inc. ('Fitch Ratings'). FSG is solely responsible for the content of this report, without any input from Fitch Ratings.


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