Indian-assisted 720 MW Mangdechhu hydro project handed over to Bhutan’s DGPC

The India-assisted 720 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric power project has been handed over to Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) in Bhutan.

With the handing over of the project, India and Bhutan have successfully completed four mega hydroelectric power projects. The project was jointly inaugurated by the two countries in 2019. The commissioning of the project has increased Bhutan’s electrical power generation capacity by 44 per cent and it is now at 2,326 MW. The project has generated over 9,000 million units of energy since its commissioning, reducing 2.4 million tonnes of emissions annually.