There is a schedule disruption of electricity load shedding in Chittagong. The electricity load-shedding schedule cannot be maintained in Chittagong. Even if one-hour load shedding is mentioned, load shedding has to be done multiple times. According to PDB, a schedule has to be done on power allocation.
As a result, the schedule of load shedding cannot be maintained as the allocation is not correct. As a result, load shedding has to be done several times in different areas due to the lack of electricity allocation. How much daily allotment will be available should be decided first. PDB officials are in trouble due to schedule disruption.
According to the official announcement, load shedding is scheduled for one hour from yesterday Tuesday. But load shedding is being done several times in different places of the city and district since yesterday morning. People’s lives are fed up with it.
It was said that when the load shedding will take place which area will be decided in advance. But as the allocation was less than the demand, the schedule was disrupted. Customers are making PDB officials uncomfortable by calling. PDB officials are also unable to give a satisfactory reply.
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What does Authority Explain?
When asked, Chief Engineer of PDB Chittagong Zone Rezaul Karim said that the schedule of load shedding cannot be kept as the allocation is not correct. It is not possible to say how many megawatts will be allocated daily. Therefore, I cannot calculate when and where the load shedding will take place.
It has been found that load shedding is being done for a long time even late at night. Nazim Uddin, a resident of Chandgaon Shahwaliullah residential area, said that load shedding is happening several times. Loadshedding has been done three times till yesterday evening. Similarly, load shedding is being done in other areas of the city. PDB Pahartali Distribution Division Executive Engineer Sanaullah said that the schedule of load shedding depends on the power allocation. Continuing for now.
Sometimes if there is a problem with the transformer, it has to be shut down for a while. Executive Engineer of Khulshi Distribution Department. Shahnewaz said it is difficult to keep the schedule of load shedding right now. It will take a few more days. Maintaining the schedule depends on the allocation received. Due to the problem with the line, it has to be closed sometimes.
What About The Daily Allocation?
The area under Palli Vidyut Samity-1 in South Chittagong. Abu Bakr Siddiqui, general manager of the association, said, “We are trying to distribute the daily allocation to the families equally.” Today (Tuesday) more load shedding has to be done during the day. But right now it is difficult to keep the schedule. We have to wait for a few more days.
Out of the four units of government-run gas-fired power plants in Chittagong, only one unit is generating electricity. The remaining three units have stopped production due to mechanical problems. The two gas-fired units at Roujan have a production capacity of 420 MW. 100 MW of electricity is being produced from one of these units. The other unit is undergoing repairs as the plaid is broken. It may take another month to complete the repair work, said the concerned.
Meanwhile, production in two gas-fired units of 225 and 150 MW in the Shikalbaha area has stopped. The chief engineer of the power plant, Jasim Uddin Bhuiya, said that 225 megawatts of furnace oil can be used to produce electricity.
But two units are off production for repair work. It may take another month to complete the repair work. Out of the five units of the Kaptai hydropower plant, three units are operational. 130 MW of electricity is being generated here. Two units are closed due to mechanical problems. This is actually the schedule disruption of electricity.