Recognising the importance of renewable energy, the government introduced wind turbines for generating electricity for the first time in the country.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay on 26th January was in Rubesa, Wangdue Phodrang to inaugurate the Pilot Wind Power Project.
At the event, Lyonchhen said that with the commissioning of windmills, Bhutan is able to trap yet another kind of renewable energy – wind energy.
Lyonchhen also congratulated the officials from the Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economics Affairs for a successful completion of the project.
This pilot project is being funded by Asian Development Bank and will be implemented by Bhutan Power Corporation Limited. The two windmills together will generate 600KW of power.
Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, Ministry of Economics Affairs and Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health also attended the event.