Bhutan Electricity Authority
The Bhutan Electricity Authority (BEA) was initially established as a functional autonomous agency as per Section 7 of the Electricity Act of Bhutan, 2001 to restructure and regulate the electricity supply industry,to allow private sector participation in the electricity supply industry based on the Policy approved by the Royal Government of Bhutan and to empower the Royal Government to create companies for carrying out all or any of the purpose of the Act.The BEA was however granted full autonomy by the Royal Government from January 2010.
Construction of Nikachhu Hydropower Project (118 MW) 8th July 2014 -The application for the construction of 118 MW Nikachhu Hydropower Project was received from Druk Green Power Corporation on 8th July 2014.
System Operator Established 1st July 2014 -Pursuant to the Electricity Act of Bhutan, 2001 the System Operator has been established with license to operate with effect from 1st July 2014. The license has been issued to Bhutan Power Corporation.
Dagachhu (126 MW) Construction Extension 14th June 2014 -Dagachhu Hydropower Corporation has applied for extension of construction license from 1st July to 30th November 2014.
Wind Power Plant at Rubesa – Wangdiphodrang 1st June 2014 -The Bhutan Electricity Authority issued a License to Bhutan Power Corporation Limited to construct and operate 500kW Wind Power Plant, Rubesa with effect from 1st June 2014.