Friday, December 9 2022 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 05
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Power supply starts to normalise hours after a grid failure

    October 4, 2022 - Financial Express


      Dhaka, Oct. 4 -- The power supply of Bangladesh has started to normalise in many areas hours after a grid failure knocked down the connection to nearly half of the country.

      Power outages hit large swathes of Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions after a transmission line of the national grid tripped in the eastern zone on Tuesday, officials said.

      The trouble started around 2 pm due to a 'technical glitch', according to the state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh.

      It said power was restored through the Maniknagar transmission line, which is used for supply to the Bangabhaban, around 5:30 pm.

      ABM Badruddoza Sumon, a spokesperson for the company, said in the evening power was back to the entirety of the Sylhet zone and most parts of Tangail, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Manikganj, Gazipur and Chattogram, according to

      However, some parts of Dhaka and Cumilla remained without power.

      Badruddoza said power will be restored to these areas soon.

      State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid earlier said power returned in some areas four hours after the outage.

      In a Facebook post, he said power would be back "at the soonest" and called for patience as engineers and technicians were working to repair the national grid transmission lines.

      State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said power started to be normal in some areas and it might take until 8 pm to restore the connection to Dhaka and 9 pm to Chattogram.

      In a Facebook post at 5 pm, Palak said power connection became normal up to Amin Bazar grid. "Restoration is a lengthy and complex process even if the power grid trips for a second." Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from The Financial Express. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at


    Other Articles - International


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.