PDB proposes 23% hike in bulk power prices
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Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- The Bangladesh Power Development Board or BPDB has proposed to the energy regulator to increase bulk electricity tariff by 23.27 percent per unit to trim its losses.
The state-owned agency made the proposal at the public hearing on bulk power tariff and transmission cost, held by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission or BERC on Thursday.
However, after reviewing the proposal, the BERC said the price can be increased by 19.5 percent per unit to adjust transmission costs.
At the hearing, BPDB General Manager (commercial operation) Md Kausar Ameer Ali said that the bulk electricity transmission cost was Tk 5.83 in fiscal 2018-19 and now electricity bulk tariff rate is Tk 4.77.
"As a result, the BPDB faced a loss o...
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