Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project

Context: Recently, India, Bhutan sign 600 MW Kholongchhu hydroelectric project agreement

About Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project

  • This river project is located on the lower course of the Kholongchhu River in Trashiyangtse District in Eastern Bhutan.
  • It is the first-ever joint venture project to be implemented in Bhutan.
  • The joint venture partners of the project are India’s Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL) and Bhutan’s Druk Green Power Corporation Limited (DGPC).
  • It is one of four additional projects agreed to in 2008, as a part of India’s commitment to helping Bhutan create a total 10,000 MW of installed capacity by 2020.
  • The project will be constructed as a 50:50 joint venture and expected to be completed in the second half of 2025.

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