All power producers in Bangladesh including Independent Power Producers (IPP), Small Independent Power Producers (SIPP) and Commercial Power Producers (CPP) must become member of Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA). Ministry of Commerce on February 25, 2016, issued a circular (স্মারক নম্বর-বাম/টিও-২/এ-৪০/২০১৪/৫৭) in this regard.
Bangladesh Independent Power Producers’ Association (BIPPA) is a trade organization formed under the Trade Organizations Ordinance, 1961. Section 13 of the Trade Organizations Ordinance, 1961 empowers the government to impose such compulsory membership of a trade organization. No timeline is mentioned in the circular. If you are a power producer, you should become a member of BIPPA without any delay.
If any power producer does not become a member of BIPPA, it may be fined by the government.