Nearly the entire country, the AFP News Agency reported, suffered a blackout due to the collapse. Officials from the state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) said a power transmission failure in the eastern part of the country tripped power plants nationwide, cutting off power to the entire country, including the capital city of Dhaka.
BPDB official Shameem Hasan announced that engineers are investigating “glitches” in the power system. There have apparently been serious problems with the Bangladesh electricity grid for several months now.
As usual, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is taking the blame. Energy prices are rising, along with food prices. And this, we are told, has “wrought havoc on Bangladesh’s electricity grid in recent months, with utilities struggling to source enough diesel and gas to meet demand.”
“A depreciating currency and dwindling foreign exchange reserves left Bangladesh unable to import sufficient fossil fuels, forcing it to close diesel plants and leave some gas-fired power stations idle,” reports further add. (Related: The transition to green energy is also weakening America’s power grid.)Bangladesh power grid COLLAPSES, leaving 140 million people without power – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD
This may be the first of MANY country dominos that will fall, for the same reasons..
Sanctions have one huge consequence; BLOWBACK.
The US is sanctioning Iran, Venezuela and now Russia for all oil and gas sales.. plus 12 other countries generally, to no effect other than severe negative blowback and suffering for humanity generally.
Yet, billionaires PROFIT handsomely…