42378-013: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project II

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Energy shortage is considered as one of the most critical infrastructure constraints on Bangladesh s economic development. In 2011, the maximum demand for electricity is 6,000 megawatt (MW), which is expected to rise to 7,000 MW by 2013. But the maximum available generation is 4,500 4,750 MW (from an installed capacity of 5,719 MW), leaving a significant supply gap. The main causes for the supply shortage are (i) the poor operational efficiency of thermal power plants and inefficient use of ... Read More

Country Bangladesh
Project Number 42378-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Approval Number Loan No. -
Approval Date 27 Nov 2012
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 185,000
Sector Energy
Subsector Energy efficiency and conservation
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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