Basochhu Hydropower Plant
Project scheme : Run-of-the-river
Project commission : 2001 – 2004
Basochhu hydropower plant (BHP) in Wangduephodrang is one of the power plants of DGPC. The plant comprises an upper stage (U/S) and a lower stage (L/S).
The U/S taps Basochhu from above Chhubotoraysa waterfall. The discharge from the U/S is made available for the generation of electricity at the L/S through a pondage scheme. The L/S taps 8 cubic meters of water per second from the tailrace of the U/S and an additional flow of 2 cubic meters per second from Rurichhu.