Govt targets generating 2000 MW power

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PV Desk : The government has set a target to generate 2000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable sources in three years, which will be 10.0 percent of the country’s total power production.

“We are working to increase power generation from renewable sources at a faster phase so it would meet at least 10.0 percent of the total demand for electricity in 2020,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told BSS.

Currently, 447.51 MW of electricity is coming from renewable sources, which is 2.87 percent of the total power generation, according to the Ministry for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources.

“Some special measures for increasing renewable energy production have taken in line with the Seventh Five Year Plan and the initiatives for achieving the 3rd target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” the state minister said.

He noted that Bangladesh already topped a global list of renewable energy using countries, with installing the highest number of Solar Home Systems (SHS).