The Contract for the Site Development & Architectural Designs for BPC’s Residential Colony at Nakula, Semtokha, Thimphu vide Contract Agreement # BPC/DCSD/CWD/04(March 2018) was signed between M/s Gandhara Designs and Distribution & Customer Services Department on 19th March 2018, 10:00 AM at the BPC Board Room for a Contract Price of Nu. 810,000.00 (Ngultrum Eight Hundred Ten Thousand) only, and was endorsed by Honorable Managing Director.
The Contract for the Regional Corporate Office Building at Phuentsholing (Civil Works), vide Contract Agreement # BPC/DCSD/CWD/03(March 2018) was signed between M/s Kencho Dorji Construction Pvt. Ltd, Thimphu and Bhutan Power Corporation on 14th March 2018, 10:00 AM at the BPC Board Room for a Contract Price of Nu. 46,001,230.13 (Ngultrum Forty Six Million, One thousand Two Hundred Thirty and Cheltrum Thirteen Only)
General Manager, DCSD and Regional Directors of Gelephu and Phuentsholing were also present for the event.
Hon’ble Managing Director along with the Management opened the salon at the BPC Head Office on 9th March, 2018. The idea had come along over a small discussion when the Management came along a small space at the back of the building which was left empty. With the Salon, the employees can now avail the service thrice a week after office hours. The work was undertaken by Civil Works Division (CWD).
This is not the first time BPC has set up services like this for the convenience of the employees. In September 1, 2017, the Management set up a tea room for the employees at the head office. Likewise in 2015, a recreational center was inaugurated and in September, 2016 creche was established near the head office.
The recommissioning of Thimphu Mini Hydropower Plant was inaugurated on February 21, 2018, coinciding with the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King. The inauguration was graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) carried out the recommissioning works in collaboration with Bhutan Power Corporation Limited at a total cost of Nu.28.70 million. The recommissioning of the power plant was completed in November 2017.
Thimphu Mini Hydropower Plant was commissioned on February 8, 1967 and was the first hydropower plant in country with the generation capacity of 360 kW (4×90). The Central Water Commission (CWC), funded by GoI, carried out the construction of power plant then.
On an average, Thimphu Mini Hydropower Plant generates 1.3 million units of energy annually. The power plant is connected to the grid.
With the launch of T Banks’ internet banking Mobile App (T Pay) on February 13, 2018, BPC’s electricity bill can now be paid through T Pay as well. The app is freely available for download on Android phone and people can avail it by typing “T Bank T Pay”. And the IOS versions will also be available soon on the app store.
The payment via TPay app will be updated in the BPC SAP system on real time basis allowing a customer friendly billing service. The customer should only know their contract account number/ consumer number (as reflected in the spot bills) which is then entered into the mobile application.
The customer has to first register their consumer number in the app and then only make the payment. The app will send a request to BPC-SAP system for outstanding amount and the same will be displayed to the customer via the app. The customer can make final payment by entering the transaction pin. After this, the bank does the credit/debit processes and make another request to update BPC-SAP system. Hence providing an instant payment and the customers are informed on the payment instantly at the end of the transaction.
Subsequent to the successful tendering, the works for the supply & construction of Pile Foundation for 2 Nos. 400kV D/C river crossing dead-end transmission line tower location at Punatsangchhu-I HEP pothead yard was awarded to M/s. KEC International Limited of India on January 31, 2018. The contract was awarded at the cost of Nu. 318.89 million with contract completion period of 8 months.
The 2018 Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Award for the Best Performing Utility having integrated operation in Generation, Transmission and Distribution was presented to Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd. on 3rd January, 2018 in New Delhi. The award was received by Mr. Jambay Yeshi, First Secretary, Bhutan Embassy, Delhi on behalf of BPC.
Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd is now an ISO certified Company. The certificate was awarded on 29th December, 2017 under the three ISO standards : ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2017.
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Technicians, Linemen, Switch Board Operators (SBOs) and Meter Readers from different region was awarded with the Certificate of Appreciation on December 30th, 2017 in Jigmeling, Gelephu. The award recipients were selected on the basis of their experience, PMS rating and performance in the field. The selection of the recipients were done by the field Managers. The award of certificate was accorded by the Hon’ble Chief Justice, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk. There were 60 Recipients.
The 400kV GIS Substation in Jigmeling, Gelephu was inaugurated on 30th December, 2017. The event was graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay. Chief Justice, Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, MOEA and delegates from M/s. KEC International, India and M/s. Hyosung Corporation, South Korea were also present at the event. Read more »
- Contract agreement for Design Engineering, Supply, construction, testing and commissioning 2×20 MVA, 66/33kV Gas Insulated Indoor Substation at Changidaphu, Thimphu has been signed between BPC and M/s. GE T&D India Limited on November 30, 2017 at Nu. 335.433 million. The Contract period is 15 months. The Contractor has assured to complete the work within the contractual period. The construction of the GIS will be managed, monitored and supervised through Project Manager, Changidaphu, Thimphu.
Mr. Gem Tshering, Managing Director (MD) has been awarded with the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in the Rural and Community Development category. Read more »
After much anticipation and discussion, the Management inaugurated “Tea Rooms” for the head office staff on September 1, 2017. This has come in line with many other past initiatives undertaken by the management to enhance the comfort precinct for the employees who put their hearts and souls in achieving every tiny and large objectives of the organization.
This initiative was adopted in order to lessen the risk at the head office by reducing the number of electrical appliances usage in every individual rooms and departments. The tea room is equipped with all the necessary appliances such as water boiler, water filter, oven and a dinning set. This will not only improve the facility but also serve as a medium where employees can sit together and share a light moment together.
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Dasho Ugyen Chhewang, Chairman, Board of Directors travelled to Trashigang and Samdrupjongkhar as a part of the familiarization tour from 02 July 2017 to 06 July 2017. Dasho Ugyen visited the following sites during the 5 days tour.
1. 2×10 MVA, 132/33 kV Corlung substation area, Trashiyangtse which will be constructed for construction power of Khollongchu Hydro Project.
2. Chenary Mini Hydel which is planned to be rehabilitated
3. Khaling Minihydel rehabilitation area that is being planned including the intake
4. 132 kV Kanglung –Phuntshothang Transmission line Project Office at Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar
5. Deothang substation, Samdrupjongkhar
6. Ekra housing complex at Deothang, Samdrupjongkhar
7. RCO office at Samdrupjongkhar
The 15th foundation day of BPC was celebrated at Kedheykhar, Mongar and Honorable Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
BPC Management and senior officials started the day by offering prayers and butter lamps at Kedheykhar Shedra, Mongar.
This is to notify all our valued customers in Sombeykha and Ghakeling, Samar and Esu gewog under Haa Dzongkhag and part of Naja gewog, under Paro Dzongkhag that, there will be power supply interruption with effect from 10th July to 31st August 2017 from 8.30 AM to 5:30 PM for Right of Way (RoW) clearing along the corridor of 33 kV and 11 kV power lines.
Therefore, Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC), Haa requests our valued customers to kindly bear with us. We apologize for any inconveniences that might cause during the above period.
For any further information, please call us at 1250.
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.
- New ransomware attack hit computers around the globe on Tuesday
- Ukraine is worst hit so far, with Chernobyl radiation monitoring system affected
- Country’s deputy leader said all computers are down in ‘unprecedented’ attack
- Companies in UK, US, France, Norway, Denmark have also confirmed issues
- IT experts dubbed new virus GoldenEye and say it is similar to ‘WannaCry’
Hackers have unleashed a major cyber attack causing huge disruption to companies and governments across the globe including in the UK, US and Russia.
The Petya ransomware hijacks victims’ computers before encrypting their files and holding them hostage until a fee is paid.
Chernobyl’s radiation monitoring system has been hit by the attack with its sensors shut down while UK advertising giant WPP, the largest agency in the world, among dozens of firms affected.
The ransomware appears to have been spread through popular accounting software and specifically targeted at bringing down business IT systems.
The outage began in Ukraine as the country’s power grid, airport, national bank and communications firms were first to report problems, before it spread rapidly throughout Europe.
Companies in the US, Germany, Norway, Russia, Denmark and France are among those to have confirmed issues so far.
This is to notify all our valued customers in Dungkhar Gewog & Gangzur Gewog(Rotpa Baugang, Thrima, zhamling, Shawa,khauchung villages) under Lhuentse Dzongkhag that, there will be power supply shutdown w.e.f 7th to 16th June 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for Right of Way(RoW) clearing along the power line.
Therefore, Bhutan Power Corporation(BPC), Lhuentse requests our valued customers to kindly bear with us.
Inconvenience cause is highly regretted.
The Yangphey Styled Archery tournament was organized by SJ Sports Association where 12 Teams within the region participated and the Finals was played between BPCL, JNEC & DCCL on 23rd April 2017. With Team Karey of 42 Hits in 15 rounds, BPC S/Jongkhar emerges Winner for 2017.
The contract for “The Supply and Construction of 33/11kV, 2 x 5MVA GIS Substation at Tshongdue, Paro” was awarded to M/s. Bhutan Engineering Power Co. Pvt. Limited, Thimphu (BEPCPL) at Nu. 63.142 million On March 23, 2017.
The contract period is 18 months. The project once complete, will meet the power requirement of Tsongdue town, Paro dzong and Ugyen Pelri Palace. The project will also improve the power reliability of Paro Dzongkhag by forming ring networks of 33kV and 11kV lines.
Fast Track Promotion
MD conferred khadar to the recipients of Fast Track Promotion. Though they were given the responsibilities and position as equal to the other General Managers, they were in Grade A2. Since their achievements and contributions as a General Manager were found excellent and considering the work load they were shouldering, they were promoted from grade A2 to A1. MD, Management and the gathering congratulated the recipients.
The Management gathered in the Board room, Corporate Head Office to welcome Mr. Kuenzang Tobgye, the new General Manager of Transmission Department. Mr. Kuenzang Tobgye has been working as a Superintending Engineer in Transmission Department. He has done Bachelors in Electrical Engineer from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigard, India and completed his Masters in Engineer (Electrical) from University of New Brunswick, Canada.
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Contract Agreement for Supply & Construction of 400 kV Double Circuit (QUAD MOOSE ACSR) Transmission Line from Jigmeling substation to Indo-Bhutan Border has been signed between BPC and M/s. KEC International Ltd., India on November 17, 2016 at Nu. 224.214 million. The contract period is 12 months and the project should be contractually completed by November 16, 2017. The contractor has assured to complete the work within the best effort schedule of 10 months. The construction of the transmission line will be managed, monitored and supervised through Superintending Engineer Office in Jigmeling.
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Dasho Sangay Khandu, Honorable Chairman of DHI graced the inauguration of Paro Illumination Project on 11th November 2016 coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The illumination of Paro Rinpung Dzong is dedicated to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
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