On July 28, 2022 (Thursday), an informative technical talk titled ‘Overview of the Power System of Bangladesh-Current Status and Issues’ was held as a part of “Dr. Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series” at the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The seminar was organized by the Faculty of Engineering (FE) in the honour of AIUB’s visionary Founder Chairman Dr. Anwarul Abedin who catalysed substantial transformation in the educational sector of the country.
The seminar started at 3 PM in the Auditorium, D-Building, AIUB with the participation of teachers and students from across the faculties. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Riazul Hamid (Multi-sector Consultant) was the esteemed guest speaker for the occasion. The talk was on the overview, status, and issues regarding the power system of Bangladesh. The event was initiated by Prof. Dr. Muhibul Haque Bhuyan (Professor, Department of EEE, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB). Prof. Bhuyan welcomed the distinguished speaker to start his technical talk.
Prof. Hamid began his presentation by talking about Bangladesh's main energy sources and power generation over past 13 years. He also explained system loss, technical and non-technical loss, installed capacity rate, and per capita generation. After that, he discussed about the combined load curve, minimum generation of power, demand of power, and energy curve on July 24, 2022, in different zones of Bangladesh. Finally, the distinguished speaker discussed about the current scenario of imported power support to Bangladesh, public and private power generation by gas, and the contribution of the micro power grid in Bangladesh. The number of power plants in Bangladesh that are currently operational was also presented on a map. The speaker also covered the causes and challenges regarding geopolitical products such as coal and liquid natural gas, and potential solutions associated with the current load shedding.
Afterwards, a short interactive discussion session was held where the speakers answered the queries of the participants. Following that, Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan (Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) thanked the speaker and presented a token of appreciation to the speaker.