Tata Power commissions 2nd unit of DHPC in Bhutan

Tata Power, India’s integrated power company, successfully commissioned a second unit of 63MW of its 126MW Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) in Bhutan. The project has achieved full commissioning and clean power generated by this plant will be sold to India.

The Dagachhu project is a joint venture initiative between Tata Power Druk Green Power Corporation, owned by Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), and National Pension & Provident Fund of Bhutan. It is a run of river hydro project located in Dagana Dzongkhag, Bhutan. DHPC has entered into a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL) for sale of power from the project. The power generated from the project shall be sold by TPTCL in the Indian power market.


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The Unit-2 of 63MW was commissioned within few days of commissioning of the Unit-1 in February 2015. The commercial flow of energy generated from the Unit 2 of Dagachhu project to India officially started on 15 March 2015 in a ceremony by Lam Neten as a chief guest.

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