Punatsangchhu-II is a 1,020MW hydro power project. It is planned on Punatsangchhu river/basin in Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2010 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2024. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project Authority.

Punatsangchhu-II is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 7 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 264m and 241m 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 6 in number. The penstock length will be 400m. The penstock diameter will be 3.86m. The project is expected to generate 4,357.36 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2010. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2024.

Contractors involved

Bharat Heavy Electricals will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 6 units of francis turbines, each with 170MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals is expected to supply 6 electric generators for the project.

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This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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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.