PV Desk : The first phase of Payra coal-fired power plant will inject 660MW electricity to the national grid from December 31 as the boiler of the first unit was lit up successfully on October 4.

“We have a target to add 660MW electricity from the first phase of 1,320MW Payra power plant to the national grid from December 31 this year,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told BSS.

“With the generation of 660MW, the country’s power generation capacity will stand at 23,222MW,” he said, adding that the country is now producing 22,562MW electricity and around 94 percent people are now under the electricity coverage.