Bhola power station

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Bhola power station is an operating power station of at least 445-megawatts (MW) in Bhola, Barisal, Bangladesh.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bhola power station Bhola, Barisal, Bangladesh 22.4793, 90.7110 (exact)[1][2]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 22.47929, 90.71096
  • Unit 2: 22.47929, 90.71096

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[3][4][5] gas[3] 225 MW[3] combined cycle[6] - - -
Unit 2 operating[5] gas, diesel[6] 220 MW[6] combined cycle[6] - - -

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 Bangladesh Power Development Board Bangladesh Power Development Board
Unit 2 Nutan Bidyut (Bangladesh) Ltd Shapoorji Pallonji And Co


In 2015, the first unit came online.[7]

In August 2017, Dhaka Tribune reported that the Power Development Board (PDB) had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Nutan Bidyut Bangladesh Limited on Monday to set up a 220 MW power plant in Bhola.[8] The combined-cycle power plant was expected to be an independent power producer which will sell electricity to PDB for 22 years. Authorities estimated that the plant would supply the national grid by December 2019.[8] The plant will produce 220 MW using natural gas and 212 MW with diesel in case there is a gas shortage.[8]

In 2021, the second unit came online.[9]

Articles and Resources


  1.,+BPDB,+Borhanuddin,+Bhola./@22.4792923,90.7109566,1737m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x5681370fd3acd7fd!2sBhola+225+MW+Combined+Cycle+Power+Plant,+BPDB,+Borhanuddin,+Bhola.!8m2!3d22.4787263!4d90.7101698!3m4!1s0x0:0x5681370fd3acd7fd!8m2!3d22.4787263!4d90.7101698. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2.,90.7094768,355m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x5681370fd3acd7fd!2sBhola+225+MW+Combined+Cycle+Power+Plant,+BPDB,+Borhanuddin,+Bhola.!8m2!3d22.4787263!4d90.7101698!3m4!1s0x0:0xf392d14fb54afbff!8m2!3d22.4785829!4d90.7089957. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "". Archived from the original on March 10, 2021.
  4. "". Archived from the original on November 17, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Archived from the original on 2022-10-10. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on May 9, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  7. "BPDB Annual Report 2019-2020". Archived from the original on January 18, 2022. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "First power plant fully funded by India to be set up in Bhola". Dhaka Tribune. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
  9. (PDF) {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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