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The Power Development Board (PDB) from Bangladesh has decided to conduct more wind mapping in the coastal zones, offshore and inland areas across the country. The decision was taken by the Renewable Energy Division (RED) of the PDB to assess wind velocity and generate power.
The Board has already conducted wind mapping at several sites and it has also invited the US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Regen Power Limited (RPL) of India to do it at several sites. The NREL and the RPL have identified mapping places at Inani Park in Cox's Bazar, Parky Beach in Anwara of Chittagong, Mohoridam in Feni and Mognama Ghat of Cox's Bazar. They have installed masts to measure wind velocity at 50 metre height and the data collected for, at least, two years would be used to install wind mills in those places. The PDB said 50 to 200MW could be generated from wind power in different offshore, coastal and inland sites.
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