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    Coal shortage forces Payra Power Plant to shut down operation

    June 5, 2023 - United News of Bangladesh


      DHAKA, June 5 -- Payra Thermal Power Plant's operation shut down completely at 12:05 pm today, worsening the already severe load shedding in Dhaka city and elsewhere, according to BPDB officials.

      They said that due to the shutdown of the 2nd unit of Payra power plant, the country's load shedding increased to 2675 MW at 12 pm today, which was 2287 MW on Sunday.

      It means the country had to experience 388 MW of added load shedding due to the closure of Payra power plant's operations, said an official of BPDB referring to the data of the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC).

      Also Read: Coal shortage: Production at another unit of Payra power plant may suspend after June 2

      He said the country generated 12099 MW of electricity against a demand of 14900 at 12 pm today.

      NLDC's evening forecast shows that the country's demand will go up to 15800 MW when generation is expected to be 14,400 MW.

      Also Read: Operation of 1,320 MW coal-fired Payra power plant is likely to face closure over coal crisis

      However, officials said the country may experience more than 3500 MW of load shedding in the evening peak period. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from United News of Bangladesh. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.com


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