Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-I) is an autonomous body set up for implementation of 1,200 MW Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project (PHEP-I), the mutually beneficial Indo-Bhutan friendship Project. The project implementation started on November 11, 2008.
Rising at an altitude of ±7,000 masl in Gasa Dzongkhag (District) of Bhutan and fed by snow/glacial lakes from the Great Himalayan Range, the rivers Phochhu and Mochhu join at an altitude of ±1,200 masl at Punakha to form the Punatsangchhu river which flows southerly to enter the Indian plains.
The (1,200 MW) run-of-the-river PHEP-I in Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag in Western Bhutan is the first project of the 10,000 MW Hydro-power Development Initiative taken by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and the Government of India (GoI) to be achieved by 2020. Designed to generate 5,670 million units of electricity in an average year, the Project utilizes 357 m head available in about 11 km length of Punatsangchhu. The Dam site is about 7 km downstream of Wangdue Bridge and all other project components are located on the left bank of the river between 7 km and 17 km downstream of the Wangdue Bridge.
Installation of Sacred Vase at Dam Site
10th Jan 2019 based on the request of PHPA-I management His Eminence the Tshogki (Drabi)Lopen of ZhungDratshang (Central Monastic Body) presided over the installation of sacred vase (SachhuBumter) at EL 1165m where dam raft concreting is being carried out which will form a part of dam body. This initiative has been carried out to enhance stability of Right Bank & ensure durability of the Dam Structure.
News (Updates)04-10-2018: New Joint Managing Director Appointed in Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority. Click here to Read More…07.07-2018: PHPA-I&II and few well-wishers, including from UNICEF, Liberia supports the construction of a Glass House for KEYPAILING Project, Limbukha…Click here to read more…17.05.2018: The Management and other senior officials of PHPA-I & II welcomed and offered Tashi Khadar. Click here to read more…30.04.2018: New Managing Director appointed in PHPA-I & II Hydroelectric Project Authority …… Click Here to Read more07.12.2017: PHPA-I & II Sponsored and participated in the training Program on “Control and Monitoring of Construction of Tunnels and Underground Space” …… Click Here to Read more30.10.2017: In House Training on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Building leaders for organizational effectiveness successfully completed in 4 batches. Click here to read more….15-09-2017: His Excellency Lynpo Lekey Dorji (chairman), Minister MoEA & His Excellency Shri. Jaideep Sarkar, Ambassador of India to Bhutan graced the SAP (ERP) Go-Live inauguration ceremony. Click here to Read More……26.06.2017 : The management and employees of of PHPA-I & II offered Kusung Thukten Mendril to His Holiness the Jekhenpo at Kagyur Oral Transmission. Click here to Read More……