Mangdechhu is a 720MW hydro power project. It is located on Mangdechhu river/basin in Trongsa, Bhutan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019. Buy the profile here.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData


Data Insights Mangdechhu

Buy the Profile

Data Insights

The gold standard of business intelligence.

Find out more


The project is developed and owned by Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority. The company has a stake of 100%.

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.

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 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 222.22 MVA.

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

For more details on Mangdechhu, buy the profile here.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

Data Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.