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Mr. Sonam Tobjey appointed as the 5th CEO of Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd.

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Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sonam Tobjey as the 5th Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Sonam Tobjey assumed the Office with effect from 23rd August 2018 following a Tendrel ceremony at Corporate Head Office of BPC that included signing of Contract of Employment between him and Druk Holding and Investment (DHI).



 
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WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY (28th July 2018)

Tashi Gyelmo General

To mark the World Nature Conservation Day on 28th July 2018, the Environment & GIS Division of Bhutan Power Corporation Limited initiated a Tree Plantation Program with support from the 132kV Kholongchhu Transmission Project Office, BPC and transmission line and substation Contractors at Trashigang in two Locations allocated by the Trashigang Territorial Forest Division Office.

The Project Office in collaboration with M/s. Shyama Power India Limited (SPIL) carried out plantation of about 50 saplings of Jacaranda mimosifolia, Cupressus spp., Choerospondias axillaris and Docynia indica at Sanglung (below tower locations 34 & 35) in Yangneer Gewog under Trashigang Dzongkhag.

Similarly, in collaboration with M/s. Siddhartha Engineering Limited (SEL) carried out plantation of about 55 saplings of Jacaranda mimosifolia and Cassia fistula at Corlung in Tongmajangsa Gewog under Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag. The saplings were planted alongside the highway as suggested by the forestry officials.

A total of 105 saplings were planted on the day.

Official Handing -Taking Ceremony

Tashi Gyelmo General

The official handing-taking of the company was held in the morning of the 26th July, 2018. The out-going MD, Mr. Gem Tshering handed over the company’s position and responsibilities to the Interim MD, Mr. Sonam Tobjey.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Hon’ble Chairman, Board of Director and members of the Management. Chairman said it was an honor for BPC to have such a dynamic leader and wished the out-going MD all the best in his new endeavor and hoped to work in the future.

The out-going MD expressed his gratitude towards the Hon’ble Board and BPC family for their support. The ceremony ended with an offer of khadar to the Interim MD by the Out-going MD.

 

Solar water heating system and Solar Photo Voltaic installed in Begana Training Center

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A small event was organized to commission the newly installed solar water heating system and solar photo voltaic (PV) at Begana training center on 5th June, 2018. The water heating system that runs in both grid and solar can heat up to 1000 liters of water and the Solar PV can generate up to 11 kW of electricity. The water heating system is run on grid from morning 4 AM till evening 6:00 AM and then is run on solar. The 11 kW generated from the Solar PV is used for supplying load to the building  and the excess electricity is supplied to the grid.

The event was graced by the presence of the Managing Director, Management and Sr. officials of BPC. The Management also opened the Eco Park in Begana. The park has an outhouse, view-point, a tree house and a meditation corner to name a few. The space provides a cozy environment for official/family outings.

DCSD Progress Review Meeting, 2018

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A Progress Review Meeting (PRM) for Distribution and Customer Services Department (DCSD) was held from 3rd – 4th June 2018. The PRM was conducted to review the progress of various works taken up by the ESDs in financial year 2018 and also to discuss the pressing issues in its core business areas such as – Planning & Budgeting, Operation & Maintenance, and Metering & Billing functions.

 

Two days PRM was graced and chaired by Honorable Managing Director (MD), BPC. In the closing remarks, MD reminded that BPC has been doing very good because of hard work of everybody in BPC and should keep it up in future as well to take the company forward. DCSD being the face of BPC, should always prioritize customer care. He also reminded the core values of BPC and asked everyone to give full cooperation to sort out any issues for improving the overall efficiency of BPC.

SOCIAL FORESTRY DAY TREE PLANTATION PROGRAMS

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To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and to mark the Social Forestry Day on June 2nd 2018, the Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) joined the nation in tree plantation program across the country. BPC carried out tree planation program in three locations with support from developing partners and community people. Environment & GIS Division, Corporate Services, BPC, Thimphu coordinated these programs with unwavering support from concerned project offices and their contractors.

 

In Thimphu, 66kV Transmission Project office, Changedaphu in collaboration with the contractors, CDCL and GE T&D India Limited carried out plantation of about 300 saplings of Chirpine (Pinus roxburghii) and Oak (Quercus spp.) at Tsalumarphey, Debsi Phakha, Babesa. The team also conducted a small cleaning campaign in that area right after plantation program.

In Zhemgang, the 400kV Mangdechhu Transmission Line Project Division Office-I, Tingtibi with the contractor M/s. Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. in close collaboration with Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, carried out the plantation program at Berti Community Forest, Berti village under Trong Gewog. A total of 150 saplings of champ (Michelia spp.) and 125 saplings of Teak (Tectona grandis) were planted in Berti Community Forest and supplied to 26 households in Berti village with one number of Mango (Mangifera indica), Litchi (Litchi chinensis), Walnut (Juglans regia) and Avocado (Persea spp.) saplings for each household.

Similarly, in continuation to the Social Forestry Day event, the 132 kV Project Office, Kanglung, Trashigang in partnership with the contractor, M/S Shyama Power India Limited carried out tree plantation program on 3rd June 2018 at Thrizor and Barshong under Khaling Gewog. A total of 150 numbers of saplings of Mapple (Acer campbellii), Chenju Shing/Pipli (Exbucklandia populnea) and Zala shing (Schima wallichii)  were planted.