COUNTRY profile


Bhutan, like its neighbour Nepal, has vast potential hydropower resources
Hydropower installed capacity
2,326 MW (2019)
Pumped storage installed capacity
Generation by hydropower
8.95 TWh (2019)

Bhutan boasts a very high hydropower potential, estimated at around 30,000 MW, of which 23,760 MW has been identified as economically feasible.

Tapping these resources will be critical to meeting the country's rapidly growing demand in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

Much of the new hydropower capacity will be built with a view to exporting electricity to meet growing demand in northern India.  

Read the detailed country profile in the 2017 Hydropower Status Report.

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