Kholongchu is a 600MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kholongchu river/basin in Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2015 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2023. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Kholongchhu Hydro Energy. The project is co-owned by Druk Green Power and SJVN, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

Kholongchu is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 761.53m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 2 in number. The project is expected to generate 2,568.88 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 150MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2015. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2023.

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About Kholongchhu Hydro Energy

Kholongchu Hydro Enery Ltd (Kholongchu Hydro), a subsidiary of Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd, is a government organization involved in development, generation and distribution of electric power using the hydro power plants. It is headquartered in Trashiyangtse, Bhutan.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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