The government of Bangladesh has prepared Wind Modeling by conducting wind research in different beach and river areas of the country aimed at attracting more investment in the power sector.
The power division organized a workshop on Wind Resource Mapping at Bidyut Bhaban on Wednesday.
Speaker said on the workshop that the research work was conducted at Chandpur, Shitakunda, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Parkay beach, Mongla, Mirzapur, Rangpur and Inani beach on ‘SODAR I’ and 80 M MET method. The findings of the research work developed wind modeling across the country which will help investors for investment.
Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Advisor Dr Towfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury, Bir Bikram delivered his speech as a chief guest of the workshop.
He said “We have to take initiatives to train our people in this regard and Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC) would take steps.”
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said the government is encouraging the use of renewable energy and production, adding, “It is necessary to work quickly to get mapping planning, formulating policies for results and realistic plan will be taken right now for encouraging investors.”
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission Chairmen Monowar Islam said “according to power sector master plan we want to fuel diversation. The wind power is not new technology for Bangladesh. Already we two wind power plant. Now we need to explore more potentiality of wind.”
He said “China is the highest wind potential and then India. We have similar eco system in china and India. Bangladesh has huge potential of wind power in the large costal area. So I think this is a good start.”
Among others, Project Director Mohammad Bazlul Rahman, Harness Energy’s Managing Director Taj Capozzola spoke on the occasion with power division secretary Dr Ahmed Kaikaus in the chair.
The goverment has a target to install 3.1 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy by 2021. Of these 1,676 MW from solar, 1,370 MW from wind, 40 MW from waste to energy, 7MW-biomass, 4 MW-hydro and 7 MW from biomass.
PM’s adviser Dr Toufique E Elahiye speaks at a programme ‘Results Sharing Workshop on Wind Resources Mapping Project’ at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday. State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral ResourcesNasrul Hamid was also present.