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February 1, 2017
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for Standalone AC-DC Coupled Solar Photovoltaic Based Mini Grid (240kWp) Power Plant implemented by Super Star Renewable Energy Limited.

Bangladesh is still at a very low level of Electrification. The government of Bangladesh has declared its vision 2021 to provide electricity for all. Power Sector Master Plan 2010 (PSMP-2010) has been undertaken to accommodate the government’s vision 2021, According to PSMP study the electricity demand would be 34,000MW by the year 2030. The Government is strongly committed to attract private investment for installing new renewable energy capacity on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis in order to achieve overall economic development targets of the country and avoid looming power shortages.

Superstar Renewable Energy Limited proposed a project of a 240 kWp stand-alone AC-DC coupled solar photovoltaic based mini-grid power plant by Super Star Renewable Energy Ltd. (Super Star) at Char Baghutia under Daulatpur upazilla of Manikganj District. Once completed, the Project is expected to supply electricity to the adjacent 962 households, 96 shops, 16 social institutions e.g. mosques, madrasahs and schools, 4 rice mills,1 saw mill and 20 irrigation pumps.  

This EIA is a part of the process of compliance with the guidelines and legal requirement of Government of Bangladesh, JICA Guidelines for Loan Aid (Japan Bank for International Cooperation Guidelines for Confirmation of Environmental and Social Considerations, April 2010) and World Bank OP 4.01 (Environmental Assessment) guidelines in relation to 240kWp stand-alone AC-DC coupled solar photovoltaic based mini-grid power plant. Superstar Renewable Energy Limited as an implementing agency of 240kWp stand-alone AC-DC coupled solar photovoltaic based mini-grid power plant that illustrates environmental issues in connection with the planning, design and implementation of this project. The EIA provides a road map to the environmental measures needed to prevent and/or mitigate negative environmental effects associated with the development project. The EIA also provides a detailed description of the direct and indirect environmental effects associated with the proposed project during key periods of work. In order to mitigate the potential impacts, appropriate measures have also been proposed in the Environmental Management Plan (EMP). Extensive public consultations undertaken as part of the EIA work have been considered for identifying the mitigation measures.

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Environmental and social safeguard compliance of 110 MW HFO based power plant of Summit Barisal Power Limited

 

Summit Barisal Power Limited (SBPL) has been awarded to design, engineer, manufacture, finance, construct, complete, permit, test, commission, insure, own, operate and maintain a 110 MW Power Plant to generate and supply electricity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a period of 15 years as an Independent Power Plant (IPP). Considering the importance of the project to meet the power demand, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) along with some other multilateral financial institutions is considering to finance the project.

According to the Environment Conservation Rules, 1997 of Bangladesh Government, industrial projects in Bangladesh have been categorized into four classes—Green, Amber A, Amber B and Red. Considering the magnitude of generating pollution, power plant project has been classified as Red Category project. So, SBPL project has fallen into Red category. According to the Safeguard Policy statement, 2009 of Asian Development Bank (ADB), power plant project of about 110 MW capacity falls into category B due to the localized impact. As a part of environmental compliance, there is a requirement for preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) according to ECR, 1997 of Department of Environment (DOE) and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report according to SPS, 2009 of ADB. The content of IEE of ADB is almost similar to EIA of DOE, except the public consultation aspects as is required by ADB. SBPL has already engaged Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) to prepare the IEE according to the requirement of ADB as well as the DOE.

NOx, SOx, noise and lube oil are the main issues to consider from environmental pollution perspective of the said power plants. As a guiding standard, SBPL has to comply with the national standards of Bangladesh. Where national standards are not available, SBPL has to comply with the best practices like ‘Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines of IFC’.

 

IDCOL is careful about maintaining environmental and social safeguards. It encourages all, having any complain or observation regarding any matter of the Projects, to contact IDCOL management.

 

For the Environmental Impact Assessment Report please click on the link below:

 

May 31, 2016
Environmental and social safeguard compliance of 55 MW HFO based power plant of Summit Narayangonj Power Unit-II Limited

 

Summit Narayangonj Power Unit-II Limited (SNPU2L) has been awarded to design, engineer, manufacture, finance, construct, complete, permit, test, commission, insure, own, operate and maintain a 55 MW Power Plant to generate and supply electricity to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a period of 15 years as an Independent Power Plant (IPP). Considering the importance of the project to meet the power demand, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) along with some other multilateral financial institutions is considering to finance the project.

According to the Environment Conservation Rules, 1997 of Bangladesh Government, industrial projects in Bangladesh have been categorized into four classes—Green, Amber A, Amber B and Red. Considering the magnitude of generating pollution, power plant project has been classified as Red Category project. So, SNPU2L project has fallen into Red category. According to the Safeguard Policy statement, 2009 of Asian Development Bank (ADB), power plant project of about 110 MW capacity falls into category B due to the localized impact. As a part of environmental compliance, there is a requirement for preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) according to ECR, 1997 of Department of Environment (DOE) and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) report according to SPS, 2009 of ADB. The content of IEE of ADB is almost similar to EIA of DOE, except the public consultation aspects as is required by ADB. SNPU2L has already engaged Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) to prepare the IEE according to the requirement of ADB as well as the DOE.

NOx, SOx, noise and lube oil are the main issues to consider from environmental pollution perspective of the said power plants. As a guiding standard, SNPU2L has to comply with the national standards of Bangladesh. Where national standards are not available, SNPU2L has to comply with the best practices like ‘Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines of IFC’.

 

IDCOL is careful about maintaining environmental and social safeguards. It encourages all, having any complain or observation regarding any matter of the Projects, to contact IDCOL management.

 

For the Environmental Impact Assessment Report please click on the link below:

 

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