Strengthening Management Efficiency of Utilities in Bangladesh

 

When: 2000, 2001

Where: Bangladesh

What: Developing Technical Skills

Key objectives

  • Respond to the request for technical assistance from the Dhaka Electric Supply Company and the Power Grid Company of Bangladesh to strengthen the efficiency of their management units
  • Assist utilities in improving the overall performance of their transmission and distribution systems and in turn foster the sustainable development of the power sector of Bangladesh

When: 2000, 2001

Where: Bangladesh

What: Developing Technical Skills

Responding to a direct request from the Dhaka Electricity Supply Company (DESCO) and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) of Bangladesh to assist them in strengthening the strengthen the efficiency of their management units to improve the overall performance of their transmission and distribution systems.

A five-day workshop on strengthening the management in the transmission line industry took place on March 27-31, 2000 in Dhaka. Thirty-two participants attended the workshop, including the managers and chief engineers of the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), PGCB and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), as well as representatives of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and two private companies, Siemens and Energypac Engineering Ltd. The local representative of the Asian Development Bank also attended the event as an observer. The member GSEP companies presented case studies and led group work on transmission management, system planning and system protection. This first workshop was greatly appreciated and well received.

A second five-day workshop focused on strengthening management of the distribution company DESCO was held in Dhaka, from March 12-16, 2001. The event dealt with organisation and revenue management, power distribution (planning and construction) and operation & maintenance. Participants included representatives of the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (MEMR), the Planning Commission, DESA, DESCO, BPDB, the Rural Electrification Board (REB), PGCB, and four private companies contracting for DESCO. The high-level qualifications of the participants, including high-ranking officers and chief engineers of the above-mentioned ministries, boards and companies, as well as the promotion of interaction by three of GSEP’s member company experts during the presentations, made the success of the workshop possible. In total, 60 participants attended.

“We were highly impressed by the overall performance of the workshop, and strongly believe that the mission of the Workshop has been a great success. 60 participants from 13 organisations related to electricity distribution in Bangladesh have immediately benefited from the workshop. But certainly all our appreciation for the well-conducted workshop goes to the GSEP.”

Sharfuzzaman Bhuiyan, Chairman, DESCO

“The workshop was conducted in a truly interactive manner and the participants were exposed to many practical examples related to organisation management, power systems planning and power system protection. All the participants expressed a deep sense of appreciation for the GSEP experts with respect to their skills and methodologies in presenting the technical materials in a very attractive manner. All the experts were found very knowledgeable and capable in their respective fields. … The workshop’s training programme was thoroughly relevant to the Bangladesh’s transmission system’s context and needs.”

A. N. M. Rizwan, Managing Director, PGCB

Participating members and partners

  • Kansai Electric Power
  • EDF
  • TEPCO
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