Energy crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges, progress, and prospects for alternative energy resources

Islam, Md. Shafiqul, Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Sarkar, Md. Sujahangir Kabir, (2021). Energy crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges, progress, and prospects for alternative energy resources. Utilities Policy, 71 1-13

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    Author Islam, Md. Shafiqul
    Al-Amin, Abul Quasem
    Sarkar, Md. Sujahangir Kabir
    Title Energy crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges, progress, and prospects for alternative energy resources
    Appearing in Utilities Policy
    Volume 71
    Publication Date 2021-05-18
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher 2021 Elsevier B.V.
    Start page 1
    End page 13
    Language eng
    Abstract Providing uninterrupted and reliable electricity to all at an affordable price is a major undertaking for the governments of increasingly energy-hungry countries. This study assesses the energy supply-demand gap, progress, and prospects of alternative energy sources in Bangladesh. Several methods, including descriptive, trend, and comparative analyses, were carried out using time-series energy data to determine the current and historical energy status. Results show that between 1990 and 2018, the country experienced an approximate 3.05-fold increase in energy consumption from 12,743 to 38,807 ktoe, and a 3.11-fold increase in energy pro-duction from 10,760 to 33,504 ktoe. The shortfall between supply and consumption is approximately 26%, but this can be resolved by addressing energy diversification barriers related to policy, governance through regu-latory actions, investment, transmission and distribution, resources optimisation, energy efficiency, conserva-tion, research and education, and regional cooperation.
    Keyword Access to electricity
    Energy use trend
    Supply-demand gap
    Energy diversification barriers
    Policy & governance
    Copyright Holder 2021 Elsevier Ltd.
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 09571787
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2021.101221
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