This report discusses recent electricity shortages in Bangladesh and their effect on overall industry and commerce. Bangladesh currently imports significant amounts of petroleum and petroleum products to meet energy needs, despite having a sizable deposit of natural gas. This study reviews the state of energy affairs in Bangladesh, discusses current government policy for the electricity sector, presents a proposed fuel-switching project, and discusses the impacts of this proposed system.
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Greenhouse Gas Abatement, Bangladesh
1 April 2005