India imports 1,542 MW power from Bhutan


New Delhi, Mar 4: India imports 1,542 MW power from Bhutan under bilateral agreement between the two countries, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

“Majority of power imported from Bhutan is under bilateral agreement between government of Bhutan and Government of India. The tariff is negotiated by the government to ensure supply of cheap imported power to consumers,” he said in Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

Presently, India imports around 1,542 MW power from hydro stations located in Bhutan — from Tala (1,020 MW), Chukha (336 MW), Kurichhu (60 MW) and Dagachu (126 MW).

Two companies — Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), a Royal government of Bhutan  undertaking owning hydro power stations at Tala, Chukha and Kurichhu, and Dagachu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC), a joint venture of DGPC and Tata power company Ltd, supply power to India.

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