Published On:March 11 2015
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Tata Power commissions first unit of Hydro Power Plant in Bhutan.
Tata Power commissioned 63 MW sized first unit of its 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) in Bhutan. This project is in line with Tata Power’s commitment to commission 120 MW of new Hydro Power Project this year as part of the centenary year celebration theme of Invisible Goodness, and is the first cross border project registered under UNFCCC's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), said the company's statement
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. With the commissioning of the project, Tata Power's total hydro generation capacity today stands at 513 MW and overall capacity at 8684 MW.
The Dagachhu Project is 126 MW (2X63 MW) run of river hydro project located in Dagana Dzongkhag, Bhutan. The commercial flow of energy generated from the Dagachhu project to India officially started at 00:30 hours in the morning (Bhutan time) of 21th February 2015. The test run for the second unit of 63 MW will also be immediately started and expected to be completed soon.
DHPC has entered into a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL, a company of Tata Power) for sale of power from the project. The power generated from the project shall be sold by TPTCL in the Indian power market.