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Appointment of Chief Internal Auditor

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Mr. Gempo Jampel was appointed as the Chief Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Division, Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd. on 29th January, 2020. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Superintendent Engineer, Transmssion Project Office, Punatshangchhu II, Tsirang.

Appointment of General Managers

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From Left: . Mr. Rinchen Wangdi, GM, HRAD, Mr. Chador Phuntsho, GM, DCSD

On 27th December, 2019 the BPC Management and employees offered Khadar to the newly appointed General Managers.

Mr. Chador Phuntsho was appointed as the General Manager of Distribution and Customer Services Department and Mr. Rinchen Wangdi was appointed as the General Manager of Human Resources and Administration Department.

launch of Holding Consolidation Business Process Financial Data With Inter-Company transaction

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Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) becomes the first DHI owned companies to launch the “Holding Consolidation Business Process Financial data with Inter-Company Transaction”. With the launch of this project, the financial transaction tracking of BPC with inter-company can be done automatically without any manual interference.

This project was implemented in collaboration with DrukSmart Private Limited and was launched on 31st December, 2019 by the Chief Executive Officer, BPC.

launch of instant meter reading

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Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) in collaboration with DrukSmart Private Limited implemented an Instant Meter Reading Upload Project in 2019 and was successfully launched for Electricity Service Division, BPC, Thimphu on December 31, 2019.

With the launch of Instant Meter Reading upload from mobile app spot billing system, BPC is now able to enable the existing smart meter reader mobile app to upload the customer meter data instantly to the ISU billing system on real time basis.

The launch was graced by the Chief Executive Officer, BPC and in presence was Management member, Sr. Officers and team from DrukSmart Pvt. Ltd. The same will be launched for all other Dzongkhags from February 2020.


BPC receive 251 Royal Civil Service Award

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The Royal Civil Service Award ceremony for 2019 was held on 11th December at the BPC conference hall. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) conferred the certificate and service pins to 251 employees. In attendance was the Management and Sr. officers.

Of the 251 recipients, 11 received life time achievement award, 26 received gold, 56 received silver and 158 received bronze.The CEO read the Royal Command and reiterated that the award represent one’s dedication, etiquette, decorum and values. He said that everyone who have received the Royal Civil Service Award should wear them with pride and should always remember to work with utmost dedication to the TSA-WA-SUM. He said we should never forget the intrinsic value of this award.

The Royal Civil Service Award was launched on 17th December, 2013 coinciding with 106th National Day on the Command of His Majesty the King. 23,860 civil servants received the first award.

Appointment of Directors

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1. Mr. Sangay Tenzin, Director, HR&CS 2. Ms. Kinley Dem, Director, FAS 3. CEO 4. Ms. Dechen Dema, Director, STS, Mr. Thinley Gyeltshen, Director, TS 6. Mr. Sandeep Rai, Director, DS

The Chief Executive Officer, BPC formally appointed the Directors’ for 5 Services vis Transmission Services, Distribution Services, Human Resource & Corporate Services, Finance and Accounts Services and Strategy and Technology Services.

  1. Mr. Sangay Tenzin is appointed as the Director for Human Resources & Corporate Services
  2. Ms. Kinley Dem is appointed as the Director for Finance & Account Services
  3. Ms. Dechen Dema is appointed as the Director for Stratety & Technology Services
  4. Mr. Thinley Gyeltshen is appointed as the Director for Transmission Services
  5. Mr. Sandeep Rai is appointed as the Director for Distribution Services

With the appointment of the new Management, the incumbent Management was successfully dissolved. CEO met with the out-going Management team and he thanked everyone for their continued support and dedication in realizing the objectives and goals of the company. He highlighted the critical role played by the current Management system in shaping the position of the Company. He wished them successful career progression in BPC and expected to work with them with similar zeal.

BPC team emerged as the winner during the recent Departmental Football Tournament organized jointly by Dagana Dzongkhag & Sports Association

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Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) team emerged as the winner during the recent Departmental Football Tournament organized jointly by Dagana Dzongkhag & Sports Association (DDSA). The Tournament was organized to evoke zest and zeal, perseverance and sportsmanship of staff working under Dagana Dzongkhag. The two-day Knock-Out style tournament was kicked-off on September 21, 2019. Final was played on September 26, 2019 at Dagana Central School Football Ground between Geserling Central School and Bhutan Power Corporation, Dagana and Graced by Dasho Dzongda, Dasho Dzongrab and other Senior Officials. BPC team won the final with score 5-2.  

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Zhabtog at Wangdue-tse Monastery on 3rd August, 2019

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Her Royal Highness The Queen Mother, Azhi Tshering Yangden Wangchuck conveyed her appreciation to Bhutan Power Corporation Limited employees who volunteered to contribute hard labor at the on-going reconstruction work at Wangdue-tse Monastery through the Project Manager.

154 employees along with the Management volunteered on August 3, 2019 to carry boulders and soil at the on-going reconstruction work at the Monastery. The Project Management of the Monastery Reconstruction were very happy with the excellent output of the day and said that the maximum volunteers seen for the work has been from BPC so far.

CEO, BPC thanked all the volunteers for their hard work.

Volunteers in action
Volunteers passing boulders to the site
Volunteers carrying soil to the site
Taking respite from the work
Volunteers working in unison

ISO handed over to QMG

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In accordance with the directives of the Management, the roles & responsibilities pertaining to the implementation of ISO Certification in BPC for Integrated Management System (IMS) was handed over to the Quality Monitoring Group (QMG) on 19th July, 2019, with a simple tendrel ceremony presided by the Chief Executive Officer. The Management Representative, Chief Internal Auditor, Heads and Officials from the Quality Monitoring Group, Safety Inspection & Compliance Division and Environment & GIS Division were also present during the ceremony.

Offering of Butter lamps on 17th BPC Day

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In recognition of the 17th BPC day, thousand butter lamps were offered at Dechen Phodrang Monastery by the Management. The Hon’ble Board members and senior officers from BPC also joined to mark the day.

Celebrating World Environment Day: Cleaning Campaign along Chubachu Stream

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Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of her Majesty the Queen Azhi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) marked the World Environment Day on 4th June, 2019 cleaning up the Chubachu Stream. Volunteers from various institutions and NGOs such as the Department of Forest & Park Services, Bhutan Telecom, Tarayana Foundation, Thimphu Thromde and Clean Bhutan participated in the cleaning campaign.

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Demonstration of Temporary Earthing Equipment

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Demonstration of Temporary Earthing Equipment was carried out at Training Centre at  Begana on 9th May, 2019. It was organized by Distribution & Customer Services Department (DCSD).

The demonstration was graced by CEOs of Bhutan Electricity Authority and Bhutan Power Corporation Limited. The Operation and Maintenance Unit Heads of 19 Electricity Services Division (ESDs), a team from BEA, and SI&CD were among the participants.

DCSD had collected sample from Honeywell in 2017 (SALISBURY make – IEC earthing equipment 300 series kit) which is light in weight weighing around 7.75 kg. This particular equipment was tested for the more than a year for its convenience of usage at site by O&M Division, ESD Thimphu and Mr. Chejey Wandgi CTO, Wangdue. It was found out that unlike other earthing sets available in BPC, it is better in quality light in weight as well easily useable at sites.

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BPC welcomes new General Manager

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BPC is pleased to announce that Ms. Kinley Dem has been appointed as the new General Manager,Finance and Accounts Department as of 17 April 2019. Ms. Kinley started her career in BPC as an Asst. Manager in 2002 and she has a Masters in Professional Accounting from Edith Cowan University, Australia and Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Hons. from Sherubtse College, Bhutan..

Before the current appointment, she was serving as Sr. Manager under FAD. The Management and well-wishers offered Tashi Khadar on her new appointment.

Presentation of Liquid Gas Petroleum (LPG)

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The Security Fire and Safety Bureau (SFSB), BPC made a presentation on Liquid Gas Petroleum (LPG) to the employees based at the Head Office and the residents of BPC colony.

The program was initiated to emphasize on the importance of understanding the LPG properties, the characteristic aspects of the LPG container/cylinder, practicalities of handling the cylinders, hazards and the safety elements, etc.

A practical demonstration on putting off LPG Gas and best practice in LPG cylinder management was presented.

Similar demonstration was also conducted for colony residents at Begana by the team.


Celebrating World Water Day”Leaving no one behind”

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The United Nations celebrate World Water Day on 22nd of March every year to tackle the growing water crisis in the world by addressing the reasons why so many people are deprived of clean and safe drinking water. This year, it was themed as “Water for all-Leaving no one behind” and the National Environment Commission Secretariat in collaboration with the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bhutan marked the day by organizing a cleaning campaign along the banks of Wangchhu and, an art and essay competition amongst the schools under Thimphu Thromde.

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Flower exhibition in Mongar

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To commemorate the 39th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King, a weeklong Dzongkhag level flower show was organized in Mongar.

Lam Neten of Mongar Rabdey conducted a rabney of the exhibition prior to gracing the inauguration of the exhibition on February 21st, 2019.

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Letter of Intent

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This is to notify that the contract is awarded to M/s Sonam Mebar Construction Pvt. ltd for execution of “Construction of G+2 Staff Quarter and Associated Works at Begana, Thimphu

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Bhutan Power Corporation emerges as WINNERS

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The Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) team emerged as the winner during the recent Departmental Football Tournament (Rolling Trophy) organized by Sarpang Games & Sports Association (SGSA). The Tournament under the Slogan “Get to know each other” kicked off from 6th of November, 2018 till 17th of December,2018 at Gelephu Public Ground. BPC team won the final against the Royal Bhutan Police Training Institute Team at penalty shootout.  

 The players would like to thank and dedicate this victory to the Regional Corporate Office, Gelephu, and respective divisional heads, project team (400kV MTL & GIS S/S) and all the supporters who came to cheer for the team, for their unrelenting support during the tournament.

Bureau Veritas award ISO certificate to BPC

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On 29th December, 2017 Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) was awarded with ISO Certificate by Bureau Veritas which certifies that the Management System of BPC is in accordance with the requirements of the Management System Standard detailed below:

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007.

The original certificate was handed over to BPC on 7th November 2018 during the officials first surveillance visit to BPC to audit standard compliance.

BPC looks forward to sustaining the certificate and pledges to further improve the system standards for better working environment and safety of the employees.

R&D Conference 2018

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The first ever conference organized by Research & Development Department themed “Engineering the Future” was held on 12th of September, 2018 in the BPC conference hall. The conference was graced by the CEO, Management team and senior officials of BPC.

The conference had a total of twelve speakers from various departments.

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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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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

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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.