Update December 13, 2015

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Energy consumption by industries declining, but rising in households

Sumel Sarker

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Energy consumption by industries declining, but rising in households

13 December 2015, Nirapad News: In what may come as a surprise to some, although overall energy use is rising in household sector, its consumption in the industrial sector is declining.

As per statistics of the Energy Division, the energy consumption in household sector increased to 52 percent of total consumption in 2015 from 40 percent in 2011. But the consumption by the industrial sector has declined to 34 percent from 47 percent of total consumption about 15 years back.

Power Division’s additional secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus disclosed this while addressing a seminar titled: “Transformation from MDG to SDG-Role of Electricity” at Biddyut Bhaban on Saturday.

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission’s chairman AR Khan, PDB chairman KM Hasan, REB chairman Major General Moin Uddin also addressed the seminar organized by the Power Division on the occasion of Power and Energy Week that concluded on Saturday.

Dr. Kaikaus said there are a lot of questions among the businessmen and industrialists about the availability of gas. They want to know when the crisis will be overcome.

He said the government wants to assure them that massive initiatives have been taken by the administration to overcome the crisis in the energy sector.

The government has already become successful in resolving the problems in the power sector. “Now connections are open for both household and industrial consumers,” he added.

BERC chairman AR Khan said while it’s true that crisis in energy sector has created apprehension among the industrialists about their possible investment, the way the government is proceeding to resolve the crisis through a long term master plan will give positive results in near future.

The BERC chairman said that it is a must to overcome the energy crisis.

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