Record power generated

Bangladesh yesterday generated 7,437 megawatts of electricity, the highest in the country’s history, officials said.
The record was set at 7:00pm, said Saiful Hasan Chowdhury, public relations director of Bangladesh Power Development Board, adding that there was no load-shedding in the country at that time. 
Yesterday’s generation surpassed 7,418 megawatts the country produced on July 18 last year, he told The Daily Star.
After assuming office in 2009, the Awami League-led government rolled out major plans in the power sector. In its first term, it doubled both installed and generation capacities.
The authorities are expecting to add as much as 1,500MW of power to the national grid within three months beginning from late April.
The government plans to boost electricity generation capacity to 24,000MW by 2021 mainly on the back of fuel diversity and harnessing of renewable energy resources.
Despite the huge jump in production in the last six years, more than 40 percent of the population does not have access to grid electricity.