Hydropower in Bangladesh
Due to its geography and topography, Bangladesh is not endowed with much hydropower potential and current energy development has focused on thermal projects. To face future energy demands from industry, Bangladesh is looking to expand hydropower capacity. The country is in talks with the Himalayan nations of Nepal and Bhutan to tap their hydropower with a transmission corridor through India, for example.
Domestically, currently only 50% of potential hydropower capacity has been tapped in Bangladesh’s predominately flat terrain. in order to see more hydropower development, a detailed hydropower potential map is still required, which must be mandated by the government of Bangladesh.