Accelerate Industrial Growth
Industrial growth has also been spurred by the availability of cheap and reliable supply of electricity with the industries sector accounting for more than 70% of the electricity consumed within Bhutan. When the 336 MW Chhukha project was commissioned in 1986-88, cheap electricity fuelled the establishment and rapid growth of energy intensive industries such as the Bhutan Carbide and Chemicals Limited (BCCL) and the Bhutan Ferro Alloys Limited (BFAL). Industries such as the Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) also benefited from the cheap electricity supply. However, with the recent commissioning of the Tala project, a large number of new energy intensive industries are being set up at Pasakha Industrial Estate. Existing industries such as BFAL, BCCL, PCAL and Lhaki Cement at Gomtu also expanded their capacities.