Ashuganj (United) power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Part of the
Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related categories:

Ashuganj (United) power station is an operating power station of at least 211-megawatts (MW) in Ashuganj, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ashuganj (United) power station Ashuganj, Chittagong, Bangladesh 24.0409, 91.0045 (exact)[1][2]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

Loading map...

Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 24.04089, 91.00452
  • Unit 2: 24.04089, 91.00452

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[3] gas[4] 195 MW[4] internal combustion[5] - - -
Unit 2 operating[3] gas[4] 16 MW[4] internal combustion[5] - - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 United Ashuganj Energy Ltd United Enterprises & Company
Unit 2 United Ashuganj Energy Ltd United Enterprises & Company


For Wärtsilä and Bangladesh, the United Ashuganj modular power plant project is the first public-private partnership in the nation's energy sector to introduce this type of modular co-generation plant.[6]The plant was planned by the government of Bangladesh to alleviate energy poverty in the country. Chronic constraints in fuel supply, coupled with outdated and inefficient infrastructure, have meant that blackouts and brownouts are common in Bangladesh, which has a population of 150 million. Most of the existing power plants in Bangladesh are extremely old, ranging from 25 to 40 years, and have an operating [thermal] efficiency of around 22 to 28%.[6]By contrast, Ashuganj (United) power station has a thermal efficiency exceeding 47%.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 2017-10-13. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2.,91.0045206,128m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x37541b8b95b87add:0x176764db0c0880f6!8m2!3d24.040934!4d91.0045547. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived from the original on 2022-10-10. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "". Archived from the original on March 10, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Archived from the original on 2023-03-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "A new model for solving Bangladesh's energy puzzle".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of gas-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.