Power is the prime mover for the economic development of a country. For sustainable growth of GDP, Bangladesh needs sustainable, reliable and cost-effective power supply for feeding its emerging economy. In spite of financial constraints and indigenous gas supply shortages, the Government of Bangladesh has designed a strategy to overcome the crisis and at the same time to meet up the ever increasing demand for power. The Government has launched immediate, short, medium and long term programs to increase power supply through introduction of fuel mix (gas, coal, liquid fuel, nuclear energy, renewable energy and power import from neighbouring countries), demand side management, energy efficiency and conservation. The Government has adopted a Master Plan and planned to generate 24,000 MW by 2021 and 40,000 MW by 2030 and 60,000 MW by 2041. North-West Power Generation Co. Ltd. (NWPGCL), among other generation entities of Bangladesh, has been entrusted to achieve this target of the Government.
The Company was formed on August 28, 2007. After the formation of the Company, within a short span of time with a limited manpower, the Company has made an remarkable contribution to meet up the ever increasing demand of electricity; to mitigate the low-voltage problem of the system; to construct power plants; to generate uninterrupted and reliable electricity; and to socio-economic activities and in poverty alleviation. In the mean time, the Company has implemented six power plants having total generation capacity of 1497 MW. It is expected that within 2025, NWPGCL will be able to generate power over 10,000 MW. The Company intends to be the country’s best power producer in the long run.
Because of patriotism, integrity, efficiency and competence of its dedicated employees, NWPGCL has achieved some awards and certificates at home and abroad. With a strong commitment to the quality, environment, occupational health and safety, NWPGCL obtained ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 certificates in 2018. In the inauguration of Power & Energy Week 2018 on behalf of NWPGCL, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) received the Award from the Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for the Fastest Growing Power Generation Organization of Bangladesh among all public sector utilities.