Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB)

Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB)

The quality of electricity supply among the whole countries in the world Bangladesh is 134 out of 144. In Bangladesh, it is a common number of about 4-6 hours of power outage per day in rural areas, but summer season, the number of hours rises 6-8 hours. The demand for electricity increases with the increasing population, but electricity generation is not growing to meet the demand.

Before 2017, 75% of people in rural areas are not connected to the primary grid. In rural areas, lighting is the main load in rural households. Rural households consumers 300 kWh per year for lighting solely satisfied by electricity supplies. Bangladesh is moving towards achieving the tag of developing country with an annual GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of almost 6% over the past decade.

Recently population thriving dramatically nearly 160 million and annual growth rate of 1.39% over the past decade. Overcoming the curse of poverty, sustainable economic growth by access energy is an essential prerequisite and significant criterion—electricity access with the modern energy resources in promoting social and economic growth.

History Of BREB: Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board

Rural Electrification Board was replaced by Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) in 2013 by the Rural Electrification Board Ordinance 1977. BREB was committed to undertake to supply electric power in urban areas of Bangladesh. Rural electrification ensuring improved electricity is fundamental for socio-economic development. Electrical energy access influences the living standards, affecting agricultural productivity, education, health, and other sections.

From 1978 to 2021, BREB achieves a great reputation for the increasing of its facilities like grows consumer connection up to 3 crores 20 lac, electricity beneficiary rise on 99.5%, 16,000 MW power consumption ‍ability, 5.38 lac kilometers distribution line, and prevent the system loss less than 8.33%. 2,51,68,763 houses with a huge number of 10,68,93,673 people are duopolies on BREB.

About Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board

Rural Electrification Board Bangladesh (BREB) supplies electricity almost all over the districts in Bangladesh. BREB is the biggest subsidiary company in Bangladesh. The people of rural areas in Bangladesh can consume the electric power on the company. The main headquarter of BREB is in Dhaka. The details of BREB is given below:

  • Website:
  • Founded: 1977
  • Type: Government
  • Purpose: Electricity for all by 2021.
  • Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • The region served: Bangladesh
  • Industries: Electricity subsidiary
  • Distribution Zones: Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chattagram, Barisal, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rangpur, & Sylhet.
  • Official language: Bengali
  • Minister: Sheikh Hasina, MP
  • State Minister: Nasrul Hamid, MP
  • Chairman of the Board: Major General Moin Uddin

Member of BREB Board

BREB is an autonomous industry of the Government of Bangladesh. The members of the BREB board are handling all of its activities. There are 12 members and many other workers on the board. The members are played an essential role in the company. They take the plan and implement it for the public/consumers procedure. A list is given below according to the member’s designation.

  • Chairman
  • Member Admin
  • Member Finance
  • Member Distribution and Operation
  • Member Planning and Development
  • Member Samity Management
  • Member BSCIC
  • Member BADC
  • Member PGCB
  • Member ICAB
  • Member BRDB
  • Member BPDB

Distribution Zones of BREB

Bangladesh is divided into several zones for easy supply of electricity. Power grid companies transmit the power to the electricity distributing zones. The distribution zone supplies the electricity to their subsidiary zones. The distribution zone controls all of its underlying Palli Bidyut Samity and upgrades its fundamental infrastructure. The consumer gets electricity from the subsidiary. BREB has 8 zones in Bangladesh. They are:

  • Barisal Zone
  • Chattagram Zone
  • Dhaka Zone
  • Khulna Zone
  • Mymensingh Zone
  • Rajshahi Zone
  • Rangpur Zone
  • Sylhet Zone

Palli Bidyut Samity Subsidiaries

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) transmits electricity to BREB substations by the power grid company. BREB supplies the power to their subsidiary zones, and the people of urban areas get the electricity from the subsidiary zones like Palli Bidyut Samiti. Getting electricity is a successive process. There are 80 subsidiary companies under the BREB. All of its are given below:

  • Bogra Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Bogra Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Bhrammanbaria Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Barishal Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Barishal Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Bagerhat Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Bhola Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Chapainawabganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Comilla Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Comilla Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Comilla Palli Bidyut Samity-3
  • Comilla Palli Bidyut Samity-4
  • Chandpur Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Chandpur Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Chattagram Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Chattagram Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Chattagram Palli Bidyut Samity-3
  • Cox’sbazar Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Dinajpur Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Dinajpur Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-3
  • Dhaka Palli Bidyut Samity-4
  • Faridpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Feni Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Gaibandha Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Gazipur Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Gazipur Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Gopalganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Habiganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Jaypurhat Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Jamalpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Jhalakathi Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Jhenaidaha Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Jessore Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Jessore Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Kustia Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Kuri-lal Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Kishoreganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Khulna Palli Bidyut Samity
  • LakkhipurPalli Bidyut Samity
  • Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Mymensingh Palli Bidyut Samity-3
  • Moulavibazar Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Manikganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Madaripur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Magura Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Meherpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Nilphamari Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Naogaon Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Naogaon Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Natore Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Natore Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Narasingdhi Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Narasingdhi Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Netrokona Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Narayanganj Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Narayanganj Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Noakhali Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Pabna Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Pabna Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Pirojpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Patuakhali Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Rajshahi Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Rangpur Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Rangpur Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Rajbari Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Sirajgonj Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Sirajgonj Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Sherpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Sunamganj Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Sylhet Palli Bidyut Samity-1
  • Sylhet Palli Bidyut Samity-2
  • Shariyatpur Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Shatkhira Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Thakurgaon Palli Bidyut Samity
  • Tangail Palli Bidyut Samity

BREB All Services

BREB is also remarkable for its services. Generally, the rural areas of people are less educated. For this reason, BREB takes the easiest way to serve its consumer. Consumers can get help from online media. Now this time, people can get connections within the shortest possible time, less than 5 days from the new connection application.

At present, a little load shedding appears on BREB areas. BREB takes a plan to make 0% load shedding for consumers’ purposes. The company always tries to solve the problem in the shortest possible time. Overall, BREB ensures an outstanding service for its users.

BREB Online Services

In rural areas, people are often busy with their work. Online medium brings a new era to their life. It saves money and time. BREB consumers can check bill information, bill payment, prepaid meter recharge, apply for new connection, put objection, and other procedures that can be done online. All services of BREB are:

BREB Offline services

Customers can do all the BREB’s works offline by the BREB notified banks or other organizations. This process is boring and time-wasting. Applying for a new connection and other procedures is a callous and lengthy process than online.

BREB Job Advantages

BREB has offered a regarding the recruitment test for ‘GIS Specialist’ in the revenue sector. Like, Meter reader cum-messenger, Line construction inspector, Computer typist-cum-office assistant, Accountants, and so many posts are available on their circulations. Interested applicants should fill up the application form on the internet and appear in the examination and viva to get the job.

Rural electricity has changed the standard of living of rural people. BREB helps in the development of the country. If we are more careful in using electricity, then the wastage of electricity will be prevented. Be cautious about using electricity.


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