Article | Last updated: 2014-10-10
Norway’s assistance to Bhutan’s energy sector dates back more than 20 years, and has mainly consisted of support for the hydropower sector. In 2012, Norway and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) entered into a five-year, NOK 100 million agreement with Bhutan to increase access to energy services and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from the energy sector. With the support of the Energy+ Partnership, energy efficiency improvements could save 5–8 MW of electricity during periods of peak demand, while increased use of renewable energy and improvements in energy efficiency could reduce emissions by 49 %.
Read more about additional Norwegian assistance to clean energy development here: Norad - Energy for Sustainable Development - Annual report 2012
NOK 100 million