What is CBISP?

This project is a part of the Capacity Building and Implementation Support Project (CBISP), funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), for the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources (MPEMR) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB). The consortium led by Ricardo Energy & Environment (including RTE France and Advisian UK) have been engaged by EIB as the Capacity Building consultants for the programme.

CBISP delivers an innovative two-year training and capacity building programme to help modernize and strengthen Bangladesh’s power sector.

The training provided will supplement the existing training that Bangladesh’s power sector agencies are already delivery as part of the Government defined requirements of 70 hours of training per employee, per year. The training is being delivered in response to the power sector agencies’ request for advanced training in key areas.

Project Director: Md. Mahbub-ul-Alam, Additional Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

Deputy Project Director: Md. Shohelur Rahman Khan, Senior Assistant Chief, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

What support will CBISP provide?

The capacity building programme will combine facilities visits, overseas training and in-person and online courses to expand the technical abilities of key power plant staff and stakeholders from across Bangladesh’s power sector agencies.

Outputs from the course will range from techniques and tools to deliver highly-efficient network, load flow and financial planning, through to guidance on operating thermal renewable energy and renewable generation technologies.

What capacity building is being delivered?

The CBISP will provide key power plant staff and stakeholders with training across 5 key areas.


Providing training on coal technology, operations and maintenance of combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) and power plant risk management. This training includes:

  • A review of the current generation planning processes of the generation companies
  • Establishing a mechanism for monitoring generation project implementation
  • Train power plant management staff on efficient operation
  • Control of thermal and renewable generation technologies
  • Risk management planning


Technical support for load dispatch and review of transmission planning. The training includes:

  • Transmission planning unit of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB)
  • Provision of expert support to further improve the analytical functions. [GT1] 


Enhancing the planning skills of the distribution agencies. The training includes:

  •  Reviewing geographical information systems (GIS) based data storage systems
  •  Identification of requirements for network planning tools, load flow and reliability analyses, loss analysis;
  • Basic system studies such as load flow analysis for 33 kV and 11 kV networks, and assessment of losses
  • Smart grids

Governance and Management

Development of a financial projections model for Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC), assist financial staff in using and up-dating the financial model; provision of training on good governance with a focus on key utility management practices including institutional and regulatory structures, tender/bid processes and evaluations, power purchase agreement, associated tariff structures and financing; training focused on financial planning, control and decision making; and training on internal auditing.

Power Sector Reform

This training will have an emphasis on strategy development in the power sector, with a focus on access to capital to expand the capacity, improve the supply quality and manage the reliability of the power sector in Bangladesh. This training will be focused on working with senior management from across the power sector agencies.

Who is CBISP designed for?

The CBISP will focus on supporting the following organisations

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