Mr. Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources speaking at the workshop on ‘Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling for Capacity Development and Good Governance’ today on 24 February 2019 at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University organized by of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Daffodil International University (DIU).
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Daffodil International University (DIU) organized an workshop on ‘Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling for Capacity Development and Good Governance’ today on 24 February 2019 at 71 Milonayoton of the university. Mr. Nasrul Hamid, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources was present at the workshop as chief guest while Ms. Shahin Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy & Power Research Council, Dr. Md. Ahmed Kaikaus, Secretary, Power Division, , Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and Mr. Monowar Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission were present as the special guests. Professor Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam presided over the program.
Moderation by Dr. M Shamsul Alam, Professor, EEE Department and Dean, Faculty of Engineering of DIU, Engr. Khaled Mahmood, Chairman, BPDB, Major General (Rtd.) Moin Uddin, Chairman, BREB, Md. Helal Uddin, Chairman, SREDA, Engr. Mohammad Hossain, Director General, Power Cell, Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Additional Secretary, ICT Project Director, a2i, Engr. Masum Al Beruni, Managing Director, DESCO, Engr. Bikash Dewan, Managing Director, RPCL, Engr. Mohammad Enamul Kabir, Director (T&D), BCC delivered speech as keynote speakers.
Dr. Md. Alam Hossain Mondal and Engr. M A Razzaque Rupam, Associate Professor, Department of EEE was presented a power point presentation on Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling at the workshop.
While Addressing as chief guest Mr. Nasrul Hamid said that we have no alternative to reform our all citizen services into digital if we want implement vision 2021 and to build Digital Bangladesh. Power Division have already been digitalized most of its services. Lots of initiatives are under process of digitalization. This model of ‘Web-based Electricity Cost Modeling’ will help to empowerment of consumer rights. He added.
He explained that defamation about subsidy in electricity is not right. We should call it investment. Aiming to develop citizen’s lifestyle, government is giving this subsidy. When consumer of electricity increases, human resource index increases automatically, he added.
Addressing as the special guest Dr. Md. Ahmed Kaikaus said that power division is enough transparent in their work. That’s why TIB can’t find any corruption till now. Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources keep their website always up to date.
Mr. Monowar Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) said that BERC is always active about consumers right issue. Minimum bill of electricity has been reduced due to BERC’s action.
Ms. Shahin Ahmed Chowdhury said that Bangladesh Energy & Power Research Council provide research fund on electric research. Fund already has given to Dhaka University, BUET, IUB and many other universities. BEPRC is also committed to provide fund to Daffodil International University for research purpose.