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November 30, 2021

Mangdechhu, Bhutan

By Carmen

Mangdechhu is a 720MW hydro power project. It is located on Mangdechhu river/basin in Trongsa, Bhutan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 720 720 Active Trongsa, Bhutan Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority

Description

The project is developed and owned by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority.

Mangdechhu is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.957 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 733m and 692m 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 63m. The penstock diameter is 2.5m. The project generated 2,923 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $816.496m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to PTC India under a power purchase agreement for a period of 35 years. The contracted capacity is 720MW.

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 180MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power India supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 222.22 MVA.

Druk Green Power is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.

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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