The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has recommended hiking bulk electricity price by 57.83%.
The recommendation was made on Wednesday (May 18) during a day-long public hearing on the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) proposal to hike bulk electricity tariffs by 65.57%.
At present, BPDB sells per unit of electricity at Tk5.17 to the electricity distribution companies which was increased in the last tariff order in February 2020.
They proposed to increase the price by Tk3.39 per unit in January. However, BERC technical team recommended today to hike the price by Tk2.99.