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Wind Energy Programme by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
For the first time in Bangladesh,BPDB is implementing a pilot project of 0.90 MW capacity of the Grid Connected Wind Energy (GCWE) in the Muhuri Dam areas. The installation, commissioning and erection work of 4 units of the 225 kW GCWE turbines is at this moment progressing very fast. After the successful implementation of the pilot project of 0.90 MW, with 1 MW unit capacity wind turbines, this site is suitable for at least 100 MW Wind Electricity.

 
BPDB established a Wind Resource Assessment Station (WRAS) at the Moghnama Ghat under Cox's Bazar district is being started. The installation, commissioning, erection, testing etc. works of this WRAS have been completed in December 2003. Wind monitoring by this WRAS has been started in December 2003. So far wind resource data of 5 months of this site have been gathered and these data shows the clear viability of Grid Connected Wind Energy at this site. BPDB is planning for another 0.90 MW pilot project at this site. The pilot for this site is expected to be implemented very soon. Another WRAS installation at Kuakhata is under process to measure the wind potential at that location.

 
Bangladesh Power Development Board(BPDB) Installed wind turbines :

Wind energy installation under renewable Energy Programme (REP):

  • Energy Resource : Wind Turbine
  • Type of installation : Water pumping wind mill Irrigation
  • No of installation : 1
  • Capacity of installation : 1X1.0 Kw, 3X1.5 Kw, 1X10 Kw
  • Cost of Installation :
  • Location of Installation : Patenga (Coastal Area), Chittagong)
  • Functional Status : Functioning
  • Energy Resource : Wind
  • Type of installation : Resource Assessment
  • Location of Installation : Coastal Districts
  • Moreover 1 MW New Wind Project at Kutubdia currently on going.

Total installation by BPDB = 2 MW

Demonstration of Wind Energy Technology under Local Government Engineering Department (LGED)

Wind energy utilization in Bangladesh is in the early stage of application. Several locations have already been assessed to evaluate the wind energy potential of the coastal region of the country. Variation of wind resource has been observed among the different locations in the region. In addition, seasonal variation of wind resource prevails in the country, with a strong potential during the months of April to September, and a very weak potential during rest of the year. However, scope of utilization of wind energy resources can become effective in certain cases of exclusive applications including wind water pumping and power generation through Wind-Diesel-hybrid? systems. So far LGED has installed largest Wind-Solar? Hybrid System which is 10Kwp in Saint Martins Island at Bay of Bengal. One small unit also installed at tourist resort Kuakata sea beach.

Wind-Solar Hybrid System in Kuakakata Sea Beach
In the coastal belt of Bangladesh, the average wind speed is high and is sufficient to generate electricity. Conventional energy resources are being depleted and biomass face a growing risk of depletion in many parts of the world . Besides ,use of fossil fuels creates serious environmental problem . Emission of greenhouse gases through burning fossil fuels are linked with g lobal warming ,sea-level-rise and degradation of environment quality. Limited production of conventional energy and high transmission and distribution cost would not permit the expansion of electricity network for the people living in the remote and coastal areas in the foreseeable future . Wind energy can be considered to be especially suitable for such inaccessible costal areas which can meet the electricity demands of those deprived people. Currently appropriate lack of wind speed limits large-scale programme for harvesting wind energy on commercial basis. However small wind turbine hold potential for demonstrating the technology as well as raising awareness of the people about the prospect and benefit of use of wind energy in Bangladesh.

Location: LGED Guest house cum cyclone shelter, Kuakata Sea-beach, Kalapara, Patuakhali.

  • Capacity : 400 Watt
  • Wind Turbine : 400 watt, Air 403 Model (Marine VersCategoriesion)
  • Rotor Diameter : 46 Inches(1.17 meters)
  • Start up wind speed : 7mph(3.0 m/s)
  • Impact :
    • Demonstration of Technology
    • Enhance tourism in Kuakata

Wind Energy Programme under Grameen Shakti

Wind Energy Program: Grameen Shakti is experimenting with
Wind-Solar? Hybrid System

 
The possibility of developing systems to utilize wind energy in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. GS installed 4 hybrid power stations (combination of wind turbine and diesel generator) in four cyclone shelters of Grameen Bank. Off which 3 are 1.5 kW and one is 10 kW. Power generated from the wind turbines is connected to four cyclone shelters for lighting . Three of which are Grameen Bank and one exclusively used as cyclone shelter. Appliances used with these systems are , Light, Fan, Television, Water pump, Incubator,

 

Hybrid System of Grameen Shakti :

  • Energy Resource : Wind-Diesel? Hybrid System
  • Type of installation : Hybrid
  • No of installation : 7
  • Capacity of installation : 4.32 KW
  • Cost of Installation : 4.5 lacs
  • Location of Installation :Coastal Area of Bangladesh
  • Functional Status : Functioning

The present phase of the program will allow Shakti to gather financial and technology.

Wind Energy Programme under Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS)

Wind energy installation under Renewable Energy Programme (REP):

  • Energy Resource : Wind Turbine
  • Type of installation : Water pumping wind mill Irrigation
  • No of installation : 1
  • Capacity of installation : 1X1.0 Kw, 3X1.5 Kw, 1X10 Kw
  • Cost of Installation :
  • Location of Installation : Patenga (Coastal Area), Chittagong)
  • Functional Status : Functioning
  • Energy Resource : Wind
  • Type of installation : Resource Assessment
  • Location of Installation : Coastal Districts
  • Wind Energy Programme under Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committe(BRAC)

 
Wind energy installation under Renewable Energy Programme (REP):

  • Energy Resource : Wind Turbine
  • Type of installation : Stand-alone
  • No of installation : 10
  • Capacity of installation : 0.3 KW
  • Cost of Installation :
  • Location of Installation :Coastal Area of Bangladesh
  • Functional Status : Functioning

Source: http://www.lged-rein.org/database.php?pageid=67(external link)