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Key Findings

Worsening overcapacity has significant implications for the BPDB's finances

Planned future reliance on expensive imported coal and LNG will raise the per unit fuel cost for thermal power

Rooftop solar capacities of this scale look entirely achievable

Overcapacity, along with increased reliance on expensive coal and LNG imports, threaten to increase the cost of power generation

Simon Nicholas

Simon Nicholas is IEEFA’s Lead Energy Finance Analyst for Bangladesh, Pakistan and the global steel sector as well as Asian seaborne thermal and coking coal markets.

Simon’s focus is on the energy transition, the long-term outlooks for coal and steel as well as the need for emerging nations to establish financially sustainable power systems to support their development.

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