To improve the quality of wind energy assessment data, the EC-LEDS program provides technical assistance from wind experts to install measurement equipment in five key locations throughout Bangladesh.
Bangladesh—which relies on domestic natural gas for almost 90% of its electricity generation—recognizes the potential for wind power to:
- Expand the country's generation capacity as electricity demand grows
- Mitigate the climate change impacts of burning fossil fuels.
Over the past few years, the country conducted wind energy potential assessments at several locations along the coast; however, the methodology and data from these assessments need to be more rigorous to attract investment in new wind projects. The EC-LEDS program wind expert team is working with the government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Power Development Board, and representatives from in-country tower manufacturing firms to help attract investors.
The partnership strives to build and leverage local capacity for wind resource assessment. This includes providing high-quality data for decision-makers and investors to help accelerate wind power development in Bangladesh. Once in operation, wind data will be collected for two years. The partners plan to post the data on a public website to facilitate easy access to all interested stakeholders.
Learn more about EC-LEDS program activities in Bangladesh.