Sun News Desk: Electricity prices are going to increase at the wholesale level. The new electricity prices will be announced on Thursday (October 13).


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Member of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Gas) has confirmed the truth of the decision to increase the price of electricity. Maqbool-e-Ilahi Chowdhury. However, he did not say how the price of electricity is increasing.


Md. Maqbul-e-Ilahi Chowdhury said, next Thursday at 11:30 a.m., a decision will be made regarding the increase in electricity prices at the wholesale level.


It is known that the public hearing was held on May 18 to increase the price of electricity. According to the rules, a decision is to be taken within 90 working days after the public hearing.


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Meanwhile, the period of 90 working days of public hearing will end on October 14.


BERC Chairman Abdul Jalil said on Sunday (October 9) that the announcement of an increase in electricity prices may come any day.


In a virtual press conference that day, BERC chairman said, we will announce the price within the stipulated time. A judgment of 50-60 pages, every word has to be read. It takes some time. The work of pronouncing the verdict is in the final stage.


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The wholesale electricity price hike is for the Power Development Board (PDB). PDB supplies electricity at these prices to the supply companies at the consumer level.


The technical committee, in its recommendation, said wholesale pricing would not be feasible without raising prices at the consumer level. Those concerned say that the effect of this price increase will also be on the customers.


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