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Assessing Over-Capacity in the Bangladesh Power Sector

The Bangladesh Power Sector is one that has seen considerable growth in recent years. Total Power Generation Capacity in January of 2019, was 17,764 MW. To put into perspective the magnitude of growth, the Capacity in 2013 was 10,213 MW. This translates to a 57% increase in just 6 years. While growth in capacity is […]
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LightCastle COVID 19 Series – 2020
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The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the world we live in. The virus has not only wreaked havoc on our healthcare system, but has devastated the global economy. Amid the economic maelstrom, the Bangladesh economy finds itself in a precarious state, especially due to sagging apparel sales, declining remittances, soaring job losses, […]

  • Published on: June 11, 2020

Smart City in the City – Opportunity Space for Bangladesh

From Digital to Smart Rapid advances in technology are reshaping economies all over the world and Bangladesh is no exception. However, Bangladesh is interesting because of three critical factors – our demographic bulge (63%  below the age of 35) makes technology adoption lightning fast, rapid urbanization makes the capital an hotbed for talent driving economic […]
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Bangladesh Power Sector Overview-2018

The country lacks in adequate supply of power to meet the aggregate demand from diverse sectors including household, industrials as well as agricultural sector. To meet the increasing demand for Power, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has undertaken pragmatic steps towards increasing the power supply in the short span of time by encouraging private sector […]

  • Published on: July 16, 2019

Bangladesh Power Sector – Filling the Gap in Demand

Bangladesh is a bustling country with a total population of now 164 million with over 46% under the age of 25, the majority of whom are acclimatized to growing up with electronic devices in their homes. And with increasing urbanization and development of rural and suburban regions, the availability of electricity plays a crucial role […]
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Upending the Natural Gas Market in Bangladesh

Bangladesh economy has expanded by a remarkable 7.86% to USD 275.8 billion in 2018 compared to 2017, resulting from strong private consumption, public investments and remittance inflows. Rising prosperity has brought forth a multitude of structural challenges for sustaining future growth. Growing secondary and tertiary sectors have increased appetite for resources critical for fueling future […]

  • Published on: May 16, 2019

From Cooking to Cars: LPG is the fuel for tomorrow’s Bangladesh

Whether you are a regular tea-drinker in your local area, or live in the city in a newly-constructed house without a gas pipeline, you are familiar with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders. Chemically, LPG is a mixture of propane and butane. Although LPG was first introduced by state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Company (BPC) back in the […]
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