Bhutan Mulling 300 MW Solar Power Addition
Himalayan country of Bhutan is looking favorable for solar power as it prepares to expand its energy mix. Records cited the Economic Matters Minister of
Jun 17, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, ADB, Asia, rooftop solar, Asian Development Bank, hydropower, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Bhutan, Bhutan Renewable Energy Master Plan, Lokhnath Sharma, Wangduephodrang
Bhutan launches ground-mounted PV tender
Bhutan Power Corp. (BPC) has released a tender to construct the country's first ground-mounted solar plant. At just 180 kW, the planned project is Bhutan's initial effort to deploy renewables aside from hydroelectricity, which covers almost all of its power need. According to the current stats from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Bhutan had actually not set up any PV or wind capacity by the end of 2019. The small solar plant will certainly be built in Rubessa, Wangduephodrang area. Prospective programmers have until Oct. 7 to send their proposals. The task will evaluate the technological usefulness of PV projects in the little, landlocked country, BPC claimed. Bhutan presently has 2.33 GW of installed creating capacity, all of which comes from hydropower. However, IRENA estimates that the mountainous country can host as much as 12 GW of solar and also 760 MW of wind capacity. IRENA is pressing the federal government to update its power policies to make the most of falling solar and also wind power costs. The nation currently has actually attained almost global accessibility to electricity, yet it commonly has to import electrical energy from bordering countries, specifically in the winter season.
Sep 9, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, tender, Asia, Bhutan
Asian Development Bank to Fund Bhutan's First Utility-Scale Solar Project
Bhutan may well be relocating beyond hydropower regarding renewable energy development in the Himalayan country is concerned. In a vital development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has actually approved a $18.26 million funding for the building of the first utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plant in Bhutan. The official declaration by ADB held that the solar project will certainly be built in central-west Bhutan as well as have a minimum total capacity of 17.38-MWp and also will certainly produce 25 GWh of electrical power each year. ADB held that the solar project will certainly aid branch out Bhutan's energy mix, which is virtually exclusively reliant on hydropower and also makes the field at risk to the impacts of climate modification. Christoph Meindl, ADB Energy Specialist for South Asia, claimed, "This project will certainly be the country's very first major step toward branching out power generation and also enhancing the durability of its energy field to future climate shocks. Enhancing temperature levels is projected to reduce glaciers and snow-covered locations, which will move Bhutan's hydrological system to an extra rainfall-dominated pattern. This affects hydropower generation as a result of anticipated frequent dry spells outside of the monsoon season as well as severe high flows during the monsoon season." The Financing Scheme ADB said that the financing consists of an $8.26 million concessional loan and also an ADB-administered $10 million grant from the Asian Development Fund. The Government of Bhutan is contributing $990,000 to the project. The upcoming solar project is supported by a technological assistance (TA) amounting $20,000 from ADB's Technical Assistance Special Fund as well as $450,000 from the Republic of Korea e-Asia and also Knowledge Partnership Fund. The TA will certainly sustain finding out opportunities on climate-resilient energy systems for greater secondary students in science, innovation, design, and also math stream in addition to the Division of Renewable Energy (DRE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Women will constitute around 30%-- 40% of the beneficiaries of these learning programs. In June, the Economic Affairs Minister of Bhutan, Lokhnath Sharma, said that Bhutan wants to add 300 MW of solar power in the coming years as the nation clocks a plain 9 MW of renewable energy aside from hydropower. Additionally, the Bhutan Renewable Energy Master Plan holds that the landlocked country might create 12 GW of solar and 760 MW of wind power.
Oct 31, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Asia, Asian Development Bank, hydropower, Solar Project, Bhutan, Christoph Meindl, Republic of Korea e-Asia, Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund
IFC to help Bangladesh find IPP for 35-50MW solar project
a series targeting sites of the same nature. As the IFC’s Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal country manager Wendy Werner put it, the goal is to "repeat" this
Jan 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Asia, world bank, ifc, Bhutan
SJVN To Build 105-MW Floating Solar Project In Maharashtra
as well as Arunachal Pradesh in India besides surrounding nations of Nepal and
Oct 21, 2022 // Plants, Floating PV, power purchase agreement, Renewable Energy, SJVN, Nand Lal Sharma, MAHAGENCO, Maharashtra State Power Generation Company, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam
IFC Grants $25 Mn to NMB Bank to Boost Green Financing in Nepal
claimed Wendy Werner, IFC Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh as well as Bhutan. "The project will aid improve accessibility to fund for tiny as well as
Jul 2, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, green financing, Asia, ifc, finance, smes, IFC Green Nepal, Nepal
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Nations Environment Program and benefited Save the Children Federation in its Bhutan Field
Jul 16, 2020 // Opinions, WORLD, covid-19, Rohit Khanna