Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) started its journey on 1st May 1972 to get electricity to the urban people of Bangladesh and contribute to economic, social, and human development.
BPDB has a master plan to expand its capacity to 24000 MW in the next five years. This article is for you if you want your home electricity connection provided by BPDB. All details regarding your new connection will be covered in this article. Continue reading to the next.
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Know Before Applying For BPDB New Connection
BPDB has six subsidiaries. They are Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL), Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), northwest Power Generation Company Ltd. (NWPGCL), Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (PGCB), Northern Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (NESCO), West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd. (WZPDCL). Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources has preserved all company rights by prevailing law.
There are four distribution Zones of BPDB: Chittagong, Comilla, Sylhet, and Mymensingh, with a total length of 34,827 kilometers comprising 33 kV, 11 kV, and 11/0.4 KV lines. BPDB allots its connection to both residential and commercial. A commercial connection is also more expensive than a residential connection. Now it has 26,53,946 (of January 2021) members around the urban areas.
Types Of BPDB Connection
There are many types of BPDB connections. Like Residential connection, Commercial connection, Industrial connection, Irrigational connection, Office connection, Road Side/Charging connection, etc. Industrial companies need a continuous supply of power all day and night.
Otherwise, the company will incur losses. So, it is very critical to supply continuous electricity 24 hours long. For this reason, industrial/organizational connections are costlier than residential/personal connections.
In urban Bangladesh, many people dwell in houses and need electricity. BPDB is consumed to supply residential electricity in Bangladesh’s urban society.
Many industries and organizations (including government organizations) are in the urban areas. It needs a continuous electricity connection to produce its product or any other commercial work.
BPDB also contributes to increasing national development by supplying electric power to the Industrial/Organizational sector. So, it is essential to know how to get connections from the BPDB to the industry or organization.
BPDB New Connection Online Apply Process
If you want a new residential or commercial connection, you should maintain some policies of BPDB’s rules. Now this time on the internet, you can apply to the authority of BPDB for a new connection. How can you get both residential and commercial connections? All of the details are given below.
If you dwell in the range of BPDB’s area (Southern Chittagong, Comilla, Mymensingh, Sylhet), you can apply for a new connection to the authority. First, you visit BPDB’s official website (www.bpdb.gov.bd) with any internet browser, then show the home page of this website. Then you go to the Delivery option.
Now you can see some sub-option. You select the option which areas connection you want to need. After confirming the choice, you see a new page. You click the new connection option, which is under the distribution area. Then you see the terms and conditions of the new connection. Scroll down and click on the apply option.
Then you get an application form. You should fill up this application form step by step. PERSONAL INFO, MAILING ADDRESS, CONNECTIN ADDRESS, and DESCRIPTION forms are filled with their required documents.
Needed Information For BPDB New Connection
Here is the information you must provide for BPDB New connection at your home or your industry. Please read them carefully.
- Personal Information: Name, Spouse Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, National ID, and an applicant photo max size is 150 KB.
- Mailing Address: House/Plot/Dag No, LANE/Road No, Section, Block, District, Post Code, Thana, E-mail, Telephone/Mobile.
- Connection Address: House/Plot/Dag No, LANE/Road No, Section, Block, District, Post Code, Thana, E-mail, Telephone, Mobile, Area, Division.
- Description: House/Plot/Dag No, LANE/Road No, Section, Block, District, Post Code, Thana, E-mail, Telephone, Mobile, Area, Division.
Note: Applicant signature photo, Applicant photo, and deed of lands ledger photo are ready on your desktop before applying. Ensure this photo’s maximum size is sustained at 150kb.
BPDB New Meter Connection Cost
Online BPDB’s new meter connection process is straightforward. After getting the application confirmation SMS, survey confirmation SMS, survey schedule SMS, and connection payment confirmation SMS, the applicant can pay their bill.
The applicant will need a total of 1500 TK for a new connection. Commercial needs up to 1500 TK per connection. Applicants can pay their bills on bank draft or online mobile banking. I recommend mobile banking.
If you face any problems while applying for a new BPDB connection online, please let us know; we will try to help you and fix your problem as soon as possible. Remember, without issues, we never misuse our electric power. Thank you.