Bunakha is an 180MW hydro power project. It is planned on Wangchu river/basin in Chukha, Bhutan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023. Buy the profile here.
The project is being developed and currently owned by Druk Green Power and THDC India. The owners have 50% stake in the project respectively.
Bunakha is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 211.3 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 164m and 141.62m 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, is expected to be 3 in number. The penstock length will be 300m. The penstock diameter will be 3.5m. The project is expected to generate 893 GWh of electricity.
The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.
The project will have 3 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 66.67 MVA.
Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2023.
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About Druk Green Power
Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd (Duke Green) is a energy company that develops, promotes and manages the renewable energy projects. The company formed through amalgamation of the Basochhu, Chhukha, Kurichhu hydro power corporations, and others. It is responsible for the developing and promoting the new hydropower stations. Duke Green is involved in both upgrade of existing plants and construction of new projects. The company also engaged in the infrastructure works such as bridges and roads for the 118 MW Nikachhu project. It provides functions such as site investigations, preparing design and engineering, structuring projects, contracting. The company operates with four subsidiary companies Bhutan Hydropower Services Ltd, Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp, Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Ltd, and Tangsibji Hydro Energy Ltd. Duke Green is headquartered in Thimphu, Bhutan.
About THDC India
THDC India Ltd (THDCIL), a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, is a renewable energy corporation that operates, develops, and maintains hydroelectric projects. The corporation offers services such as power project development and operation, corporate and project planning, construction management, design engineering, erection and commissioning, contracts management, project management, human resource management, financial management, and commercial management. Its projects include Tehri Dam and HPP, Patan Wind Power Project and Dhukwan SHP, among others. The corporation operates in Rishikesh and Tehri, India. THDCIL is headquartered in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.