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Bhutan's Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Plant: Details, Features, Capacity, Benefits

Bhutan's Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Plant: Details, Features, Capacity, Benefits

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant is one of the major projects under Bhutan’s initiative to generate 10,000 MW (Megawatt) hydropower by 2020 with the Indian government’s support.

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 19th August 2019.

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant is estimated to generate 2,923 GWh (Gigawatt Hour) of electricity and offset 2.2Mt of CO2 a year from the atmosphere.

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant total cost of this project is around Rs 4,500-crore and this 720MW run-of-river power plant built on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan.

Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) developed this project with the help of Indian and the Bhutanese governments.

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project is funded by India through a 70 percent loan and a 30 percent grant.

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant project will fulfill the energy requirements of Bhutan and the surplus electricity will be exported to India.


 

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