The installation of the first turbine of the country’s largest 60 MW wind project, under construction at Khurushkul in Cox’s Bazar, has been successfully completed.
Minister of State for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid revealed the development on Monday through a Facebook post.
“We expect power generation (from the project) to start from May-June 2023,” Hamid said, adding that this project will show Bangladesh a new path towards environmentally friendly renewable energy generation. environment through clean sources.
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Earlier on March 31 this year, Nasrul Hamid officially laid the foundation stone for the project. However, the implementation of the project started in 2014.
“Renewables will play an important role in future power generation. The contribution of renewables in the country’s energy mix has increased,” he said during a broadcast to mark the occasion.
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US-DK Green Energy (BD), a private company that is part of the SQ group of companies, is setting up the country’s first independent power producer (IPP) powered by wind energy, from which the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) will buy power.
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The sponsor company will invest $116.51 million to develop the plant which will have 22 turbines, each with a generating capacity of three megawatts and a height of 120 m.
The Minister of State said that more wind power plants would be installed in different places in the country.
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