Green Power Development Project

A recipient of the US Treasury Department's Development Impact Honors in 2013, this project constructed Dagachhu hydropower plant—the first certified cross-border clean development mechanism in the world—and increased access to green power for export to India. Remote schools, health clinics, and community facilities also benefit from access to green electricity. By promoting cross-border power trade and access to electricity, the project contributes to economic growth.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval29 Oct 2008
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryBhutan
SectorEnergy
StatusClosed
Total Cost$151.30 million

KEY OUTPUTS

114 MW run-of-river Dagachhu hydropower plant

19 km of transmission line constructed

Additional 750 GWh of clean and renewable energy available for export to India

Provision of reliable power supply and service to 8,767 rural households and public institutions

Druk Green Power Corporation fully operational

FINANCING

$105.3 million (Asian Development Bank)

$1 million (Clean Energy Facility)

$45 million (Royal Government of Bhutan)