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November 26, 2021

Kholongchu, Bhutan

By Carmen

Kholongchu is a 600MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kholongchu river/basin in Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 600 600 Permitting Trashiyangtse, Bhutan Kholongchhu Hydro Energy

Description

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 project cost is expected to be around $590.776m.

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

Development Status

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Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.

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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