Tata Power achieved successful commissioning of the second unit of 63 MW of its 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) in Bhutan. The Dagachhu project is a Joint Venture initiative between Tata Power (and 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. The project has achieved full commissioning and clean power generated by this plant will be sold to India, thereby helping to reduce carbon emission. It shall be sold by TPTCL in the Indian power market. Being the first PPP in infrastructure investment in Bhutan, Dagachhu Hydro Proj-ect serves as a model for other countries-particularly those with a low GHG-emitting grid.
Speaking on the development, Anil Sardana, CEO and MD, Tata Power, said, “It is indeed an honour to announce the successful commissioning of the second unit of the Dagachhu hydro project in Bhutan, after the commissioning of the first unit few weeks ago. The power generated from this project will provide a much needed boost to the power market in India. With Tata Power’s centenary year’s celebrations, we had committed to 120 MW of hydro power this year and have achieved the same. We now aim to develop a new project of another 450 MW in 2015. Being the first cross border project registered under UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), it reinforces our commitment towards promoting clean and renewable energy sources.”
Anil Sardana, CEO and MD, Tata Power.