The Contract for “Rehabilitation and Automation of Thimphu Mini Hydro Power Plant, Thimphu” was signed between Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd. and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) on December 08, 2016 at contract value of USD 400,000 (USD Four Hundred Thousand only). The duration of the Contract is 8 (Eight) months.
Thimphu Mini Hydro Power Plant has very historical importance in the power sector of Bhutan since it is the oldest power plant and marks the starting of hydropower development in Bhutan. The power house was inaugurated by His Royal Highness Namgay Wangchuck on February 8, 1967. Next year, it marks the 50th Year of operation and BPC would like to coincide the complete rehabilitation work with the 50th unwavering operation of the plant. The Rehabilitation and Automation work will be managed, monitored and supervised by Renewable Energy Department.