The Mangdechu Hydro Project Authority (MHPA) began selling the power generated from 180MW of Unit 2 from 12:30pm yesterday.

It was learnt that the unit would be generating about Nu 18 million a day.

The testing and commissioning of the unit was done on June 30. The first commercial operation of Unit 1 was carried on June 28 with the export of 180MW.

The actual date for the commercial operation was scheduled for July 10 but was brought forward by two days. Project management claims this to be one of their significant achievements.

Joint Managing Director of MHPA Chencho Tshering said no issues have arisen from the dam to the powerhouse. “Everything is going smoothly giving successful achievements,” he said.

The testing and the commissioning of Unit 3 is scheduled for July 15 and the commercial operation date is scheduled on July 25 with the commissioning of last unit. On August 4, the power generated from the last unit will be officially exported.

Each unit will generate 180MW earning Nu 533.9M every month. The power export tariff for the 720-mega watt Mangdechhu hydropower project was fixed at Nu 4.12 per unit.

Nim Dorji | Trongsa