After 52 days of closure, Barapukuria Coal Fired Power Plant resumed power generation on Friday, reports Daily Star.
The third unit of the power plant went into operation in the early hours today after receiving supply of coal from Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited.
All the 3 units of the power jointly capable of generating 525MW power were shut down on July 22.
“Power from Barapukuria was synchronised with national grid at around 2:30am today,” said the daily citing Abdul Hakim Sarkar, chief engineer of the plant.
BCMCL started supplying coal to plant on September 9 as they resumed the coal production on the previous day.
On June 16, the company had suspended the coal production for developing fresh coal pockets underground as the stock of existing pockets ended.
Later on July, a Petrobangla high official detected that around 1.45 tonnes of coal have been disappeared from the stockyard.
Following the shocking disappearance of the coal worth around Tk 230 crore, the authorities shut down the power plant.