Tata Power commissions 63 MW hydro project in Bhutan
Tata Power Company (TPC) has successfully commissioned a 63 MW first unit of its 126 MW Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) in Bhutan, to take its overall power production capacity to 8,684 MW. The 126-MW Dagachhu run of river project is a joint venture between Tata Power and Druk Green Power Corporation, owned by Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and National Pension & Provident Fund of Bhutan. Located in Dagana Dzongkhag, Bhutan, the test run for the second unit of 63 MW will also be immediately started and is expected to be completed soon, said Tata Power. With the commissioning of the fist unit, Tata Power’s total hydro generation capacity now stands at 513 MW. DHPC has a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Trading Company Limited (TPTCL), a company of Tata Power. It will sell the power generated from the project in the Indian power market.