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December 8, 2021

Chukha, Bhutan

By Carmen

Chukha is a 336MW hydro power project. It is located on Wangchu river/basin in Chukha, Bhutan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 336 336 Active Chukha, Bhutan

Description

The project is currently owned by Druk Green Power.

Chukha is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 466.34m and 435m respectively. 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, are 4 in number. The penstock length is 6,560m. The penstock diameter is 2.25m. The project generated 1,800 GWh of electricity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 93.33 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eastern Regional Power Grid of India under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 84MW nameplate capacity.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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