Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will hold public hearings for seven days in two phases from September 25 on price change for bulk and retail electricity.
The public hearings would be held from September 25 to 28 and from October 2 to 4, on proposals submitted by six state-owned electricity production and distribution companies, to fix new bulk and retail power tariffs, said BERC Secretary Md Mahbubur Rahman.
All companies and agencies from the power sector have already submitted their proposals to BERC on electricity price change at the retail level and the BERC has formally accepted the proposals.
The hearing on bulk power tariff proposals of the Power Development Board (PDB) will be held on September 25, retail proposals of the PDB on September 26, Rural Electrification Board (REB) on September 27, Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) on September 28, Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) on October 2, West Zone Power Company on October 3 and North-West Zone Power Distribution Company on October 4.
On February 20, the state-owned PDB sent a proposal to BERC to increase the power tariff at bulk level by Tk0.72 per unit.