Bhutan’s 126-MW Dagachhu Hydropower Project Begins Generating Power.


1426517711464The 126 MW Hydro Power Plant in Bhutan begins generating power, India’s Tata Power said Tuesday.

The Dagachhu project is the first hydropower project managed by a Bhutanese team, and the team worked with an Austrian consultant.

According to project co-owner Druk Green Power Corp. (DGPC), which operates the run-of-river project located in Chirang in the district of Dagana, Bhutan, the project’s second 63-MW unit is scheduled to be commissioned in March. Once completed, DPGC expects the project will produce between 360 and 515 GWh annually.

Located in the southwestern part of Bhutan on the left bank of the Dagachhu River, the Dagachhu project is between 10.5 km and 20.2 km upstream of its confluence with the Punatsangchhu River.

Dagachhu Hydropower Corp. is a subsidiary of the government-owned DPGC and is implementing local oversight of the Dagachhu project. The government of Bhutan also provides oversight for NPPF.

Originally from SeeNews

Author: Darvin Tocmo

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