The contract for Tender: BPC/DCSD/DMS/79, Tender Name: ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS) UNDER THIMPHU ESD has been awarded to M/s. Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) on 26th June, 2017 at Nu.248,416,806.10.
The DMS project for Thimphu Distribution Network is envisioned to improve the overall electrical power reliability, quality and operational efficiency of the distribution network in Thimphu thereby improving customer satisfaction apart from modernization of the electrical grid. About 467 plus numbers of Substations, Distribution Transformers (DTs), Ring Main Units(RMUs), Sectionalizers and Auto Reclosure Circuit Breakers (ARCBs) spread in about 300km of 11 and 33 kV lines are planned to be adapted to be monitored and controlled from state of the art DMS Control Centers which will be located in Babesa and Chubachu in Thimphu.
On successful implementation of the project, BPC intends to replicate such projects in other regions of the country in the future.
The project is scheduled to be completed in eighteen (18) months of time.