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Tala Hydroelectric Project

Location

Chukha Dzongkhag, western Bhutan

Output

1,020MW

Head

860m

Project begun

1998 (start of dam building)

Commissioning

March 2007

Cost

BTN 40bn

Dam height

92m

Headrace tunnel

22km

Underground power house

6 x 170MW generators

Transmission lines

3 x 440kV

Project manager

Tala Hydroelectric Project Authority (THPA)

Finance

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Plant suppliers

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited of India

Drilling and transport equipment

Atlas Copco

Power transmission

Power Grid Corporation of India (PCI), Tata Power

Other contractors

Hindustan Construction Company, Larsen & Toubro, Jaiprakash Industries
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