42252-022: Rural Renewable Energy Development Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Rural Renewable Energy Development Project (the Project) will help Bhutan (i) expand rural electrification for all households, and (ii) sustain its operations and energy security, through a mix of clean energy supply sourced from hydropower, solar, wind, and biogas. The Project has four components: (i) on-grid rural electrification (RE), (ii) off-grid solar RE, (iii) establishment and grid-connection of pilot wind power generation mills, and (iv) a pilot program to promote biogas plants. ... Read More

Country Bhutan
Project Number 42252-022
Type or Modality of Assistance Grant
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Grant No. 0228
Approval Date 29 Oct 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 21,590
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity transmission and distribution
Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste
Renewable energy generation - solar
Renewable energy generation - wind
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Partnerships (PAR)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: B
Indigenous People: C

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