BPDB: Bangladesh Power Development Board

BPDB: Bangladesh Power Development Board Informations

Before we get started, there is some information about BPDB that is crucial for everyone. By the presidential Order (Order No. 59), Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) started its journey on 1 May 1972 with an electricity generation capacity of 200 MV.

Bangladesh Water and Power Development Authority (BWPDA) reserved all rights on BPDB. According to the statistics, in January 2020, BPDB has increased to generate 5613 MW electricity with 4 (four) subsidiaries. BPDB generates and distributes a large amount of electricity located in the different parts of Bangladesh. Indigenous natural gas is the primary raw material for generating its power.

The company also takes a project to generate power by renewable sources like wind power, tidal power, geothermal power, etc. According to 29 May 2019, the maximum demand served was 12,893 MW during peak hours. At present BPDB distribute a total of 30,051 km including 11kV, 33kV, and 0.4kV lines.

About Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

Belayet Hossain is the present Chairman of the BPDB, and other employees are played an essential role on the board. After qualified BCS (Admin), the candidate is eligible to apply for the secretary, finance member, and administration member.

Authority appoints the other positions of the different cadres of government services. Many numbers of employees are working in the field section of the board. The company has a website, and a person can know many things with the details about the BPDB by the website. The BPDB’s official website link and other important information are given below.

  • Website: http://www.bpdb.gov.bd
  • Industries: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 5001-10,000 employees
  • Headquarters: Dhaka
  • Type: Government Agency
  • Parent Organization: Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Bangladesh.
  • Founded: 1 May 1972

BPDP Distribution System

BPDB’s distribution system is commendable in Bangladesh. The four subsidiary company distribute the power in the different zones of Bangladesh, including Southeast Chattrogram, Comilla, Mymensingh, and Sylhet. The subsidiary companies are:

  • Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited (APSCL).
  • Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB).
  • Northwest Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL).
  • West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (WZPDCL).

History Of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)

Electricity was first known to us by the Bhawal Pargana in the Gazipur district of present-day Bangladesh (East Bengal of British India earlier). In the nineteenth century, the first illuminated the palace by generating electricity through generators imported from British.

The Electricity Directorate was formed in 1948 to develop the power supply system and adopt a plan. After forming the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in 1959, new momentum was transmitted to the power sector. In 1980, the Directorate of Electricity merged with WAPDA.

Then WAPDA was separated by presidential order after the independence of our country. Subsequently, the Rural Electrification Board (REB) and the Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (DESA) divided the BPDB.

Later on, the power sector was declared individually and started control under the Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources, and named BPDB (Bangladesh Power Development Board).

Read BPDB history.

BPDB Administration Panel And Services

On 13 March 2003, the parliament of Bangladesh announced the gazette of impartial freedom of energy regulatory commission act by the presidential ordinance. According to the ordinance, the president has reserved all the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) authority. The company is obliged to maintain all of its works under the gazette. If you want to read the details of the gazette, click here.

BPDB All Services

BPDB has ensured the undisputable serves of its users. The company always tries to find out an easy way that helps the consumers to take their service. This time, the company committed to giving online and offline services to make users’ lives more accessible and comfortable. Online is more acceptable than offline media to the consumers. Both of the system’s services details are given below.

BPDB Online services

Consumers can check their bill information, online bill payment/prepaid meter recharge, apply for a new connection, give any objection, and the online system can do other procedures. BPDB has launched its official app to make easy online procedures. The system saves money and valuable time.

The list of the online services of BPDB:

BPDB Offline Services

Customers can do all the works offline, which is possible online of BPDB’s notified banks or other organizations. This process is very troublesome and boring. The method of applying for a new connection and other procedures are very tough than online.

BPDB Contact Information

BPDB has different zonal offices in different districts in Bangladesh. The contact number and the address details of the head office in Dhaka are given below. You can check on Google Maps for the exact location. The location of the BPDB Dhaka office is called Biddut Bhaban, Bangladesh Power Development Board.

  • Mobile: +88029561475
  • Address: Abdul Gani Rd, Bangladesh Secretariat Link Rd, Dhaka 1000

Present Employees & Their Contact

Md Belayet Hossein is now the chairman of BPDB Supervising Engineer, Dhaka office. Other Executive engineers’ and employees’ phone numbers, email addresses are available in BPDB’s Employee menu on their official website.

Conclusion

BPDB works widely and takes a far-reaching plan to increase its power to supply the next generation’s demand in Bangladesh. People can contribute to the BPDB’s development by using electricity properly. The whole of the blog tries to give authentic information about BPDB. If any updates come, we will include the information on this blog. Thank you.

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