A total of 400 megawatts of electricity have been added to the national grid as a new power plant of Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited APSCL) has started production.
The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources disclosed the information on Saturday (Nov 26).
According to senior officials of APSCL, the new power plant of the Ashuganj Power Station Company started commercial production on Saturday.
They also said that electricity will also be added more to the national grid from other projects within a few days.
At the end of June this year, APSCL started power generation on trial basis from the new 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (East).
It should be mentioned that 1,293MW of electricity is being produced daily from the six units of APSCL now.
Engineer AMM Sajjadur Rahman, Managing Director of Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited, told Banglanews: "Our new power plant went into production at 5pm yesterday fulfilling our target of 400 MW power generation."
He also expressed hope that the new power plant will meet the growing electricity demand of the country in phases.
Sajjadur Rahman said, the 400 megawatts of electricity will play a role in meeting the additional demand for electricity apart from minimizing load shedding.
BDST: 1349 HRS, NOV 27, 2022