Green Power Development Project: Bringing Benefits to Bhutan and Beyond
The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of a few countries in Asia with large, unexploited hydropower resources. Despite the surplus power, many rural households lacked access to electricity in the early to mid-2000s. The Government of Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) turned this challenge into an opportunity through the Green Power Development Project, which improved energy access and expanded the country’s revenue base due to income from power exports.
Read about ADB’s other energy projects in Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects.