Thermal capacity accounted for 53.3% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,544GW. This is expected to contribute 38% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 5,074GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 0.56% is in Bangladesh. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in Bangladesh, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

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1. Maitree Super Thermal Power Project

The Maitree Super Thermal Power Project is a 1,320MW thermal power project located in Khulna, Bangladesh. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2023. The project was developed by Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company. NTPC; Bangladesh Power Development Board own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. S.ALAM Banshkhali Power Plant

The 1,320MW S.ALAM Banshkhali Power Plant thermal power project is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. S. Alam Group; SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction; HTG Development Group has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2023. The project is owned by S. Alam Group; SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction; HTG Development Group. Buy the profile here.

3. Sirajganj Combined Cycle Power Plant

The Sirajganj Combined Cycle Power Plant is a 670MW thermal project. North West Power Generation owns the project. It was commissioned in 2012. The project was developed by North West Power Generation. It is located in Barisal, Bangladesh. Buy the profile here.

4. Ashuganj Thermal Power Station

The Ashuganj Thermal Power Station thermal project with a capacity of 578MW came online in 1970. Ashuganj Power Station have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Buy the profile here.

5. Meghnaghat Combined Cycle Power Plant

The Meghnaghat Combined Cycle Power Plant has been operating since 2002. The 450MW thermal project is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The project has been developed by Allied Energy Systems. China Southern Power Grid; China General Nuclear Power have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.