Lyonchhen inaugurates the first wind power project in Rubesa
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the first pilot wind power project in Rubesa in Wangdue last Wednesday. The government recognizing the importance of renewable energy introduced wind turbines for generating electricity for the first time in the country. At the event, Lyonchhen said that with the commissioning of windmills, Bhutan is able to trap yet another kind of renewable energy – wind energy. Lyonchhen also congratulated the officials from the Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs for a successful completion of the project. This pilot project is being funded by Asian Development Bank and will be implemented by Bhutan Power Corporation Limited. The two windmills together will generate 600KW of power. The project took 18 months for the Department of Renewable Energy, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs to install the turbines. It was developed at the cost of Nu 177 M funded by the Asian Development Bank. Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health also attended the event.