Kurichhu Hydropower Plant
Project scheme : Run-of-the-river
Project commission : 2001 – 2002
Kurichhu hydropower plant (KHP), located on Kurichhu in eastern Bhutan in Gyalpozhing, Mongar, is one of the power plants of DGPC. Unlike other power plants, the dam and powerhouse are located in the same location with the powerhouse constructed at the toe of the dam and the switchyard in between these two components. The project was inaugurated by His Royal Highness Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Trongsa Poenlop, and His Excellency Shri Sudhir Vyas, Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, on April 26, 2006.
Kurichhu was set up to provide a reliable source of energy for the eastern and central districts of Bhutan.