BHEL commissions power project in Bhutan

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said on June 19 that it has successfully commissioned the Unit-1 of the 4x84 MW Chhukha hydro electric project in Bhutan, following a renovation and modernization of the generator at the facility

June 19, 2019

The unit-3 of the project, built on the Chhukha River, was also commissioned by BHEL, after a renovation and modernization last year

BHEL is presently executing hydro-electric projects of around 3,904 MW globally, which includes 2,940 MW in Bhutan, 900 MW in Nepal

Once ongoing power projects are commissioned, BHEL’s share of the total electricity generation capacity in Bhutan to around 93 per cent

BHEL has launched power projects Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Thailand, New Zealand and Nepal

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said on June 19 that it has successfully commissioned the Unit-1 of the 4×84 MW Chhukha hydro electric project in Bhutan, following a renovation and modernization of the generator at the facility. The unit-3 of the project, built on the Chhukha River, was also commissioned by BHEL, after a renovation and modernization last year. The power project is operated by the Druk Green Power Corp (DGPC), Bhutan. DGPC had placed the order for the replacement of generator stator and rotor coils of Units-1 and 3. These machines were originally supplied and commissioned by BHEL in the 1980s and were running successfully since then. 

BHEL has executed major projects such as Chhukha, Kurichu and Tala in Bhutan till date and is currently executing export orders for 6×200 MW Punatsangchhu-I, 6×170 MW Punatsangchhu-II and 4×180 MW Mangdechhu Projects. Once commissioned, the projects would take BHEL’s share of the total electricity generation capacity in Bhutan to around 93 per cent. BHEL is presently executing hydro-electric projects of around 3,904 MW around the world, which includes 2,940 MW in Bhutan and 900 MW in Nepal. BHEL also has orders of hydro-electric generating sets of various ratings with cumulative capacity of more than 30,000 MW, including 6,680 MW for overseas projects. 

BHEL has so far commissioned hydro electric projects Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal and Vietnam. India has come up as a global leader in deployment of new renewable energy projects, and the fiscal year 2018-19 saw increased activity in the space. As of March 2019, over 21 per cent of the nation’s total power generation capacity of around 350 GW was represented by renewable resources. With clean energy making steady inroads, the sector has seen a steady growth in investment and innovation. India is already ahead of schedule in its target to set up renewable energy capacity of 175 GW by 2022.

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