Munshiganj power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Munshiganj power station is a proposed 400 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Dhaka division, Bangladesh.

Location

The map below shows the proposed location for the plant in Munshiganj district, Dhaka division.

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Background

In August 2016, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) gave approval for the Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh to begin land acquisition, rehabilitation, and an environmental impact assessment for establishing a 300 to 400 MW supercritical coal plant in Gazaria and Sadar upazila of Munshiganj district, with an outlay of Taka 987.80 crore.[1]

In February 2019, with various private proposals to build coal-fired power plants in Munshiganj district having been indefinitely delayed, the state-owned Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB) announced that it would build a 400-MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant at an unspecified location in the district. Further details were not made available.[2]

According to the Bangladesh government's 2018 Plan, land acquisition was underway. The plant was planned for operation in 2026.[3]

On November 19, 2020, The Daily Star reported that Bangladesh's power, energy, and mineral resources ministry had finalized an energy plan that cancelled all coal plants except five under construction. Munshiganj power station was not listed as under construction and would likely be cancelled as a result.[4]

However, in June 2021, when the ministry announced the government was officially dropping ten coal plant projects in its master energy plan totaling over 8 GW of power, the power station did not appear to be part of the projects cancelled.[5]

As of June 2021, there have been no developments on the proposal, which appears to be shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB)
  • Parent company: Government of Bangladesh
  • Location: Munshiganj district, Dhaka division, Bangladesh
  • Coordinates: 23.541887, 90.571471 (exact)
  • Status: Shelved
  • Gross Capacity: 400 MW
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2026
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