Rural Electrification Board

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Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
Abbreviation BREB
Formation 1977
Type Government
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Website Rural Electrification Board

Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board or BREB, is government owned and operated corporation in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is responsible for rural electrification.[1] It is major power distribution company in Bangladesh.[2] Major General Moin Uddin is the present chairman of the board.[3][4]

History[edit]

Rural Electrification Board was established in 1977. It implements electrification of rural areas in Bangladesh and builds electrics lines and sub stations.[5] It counterpart Power Development Board manages electric distribution in urban areas.[6] Palli Bidyut Samities in a subsidiary of the board and acts as a consumer cooperative.[7] The board has expanded rural electric connections rapidly. It has taken some market shares of solar energy.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rural Electrification Board". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Power Plants". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kalsindur village lit up". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Singapore to set up 1,400-MW plant at Maheshkhali - Energy Bangla". energybangla.com. Energy Bangla. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rural Electrification Board". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Power Development Board". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rural Electrification". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Solar energy dims as grid power expands". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.