CDM Implementation Experiences from Bhutan. National Environment Commission (NEC) (Designated National Authority for CDM). Background. Bhutan’s significant step to address Climate Change issues Signed UNFCCC at Rio de Janeiro in 1992
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National Environment Commission (NEC)
(Designated National Authority for CDM)
Bhutan’s significant step to address Climate Change issues
Run-of-the-river hydropower with installed capacity 107 MW with annual energy generation of 420 GWh
3. Pilot forestry CDM project
Funded by: E7 Fund for sustainable energy development
Implementing Agency: Department of Energy, Royal Government of Bhutan
The project was funded by e7 (group of leading 9 electric utility companies (now 10) from G8 countries)
2001/11： Pre-feasibility study conducted
2002/11： Feasibility study was conducted. The e7 Fund and the RGoB concluded with a MoU.
2003/6： Government of Japan approved the project as CDM project on behalf of Annex I country.
2004/2 : RGoB approved the project as host (non Annex I country) for the CDM project.
2005/5 : The project was registered as a CDM project under the UNFCCC.
2005/8 : The project started generating electricity.
Power House Output: 70 kW
Effective head: 52m
Transmission Line 11kV
1. NEC to continue as focal agency and coordinate with stakeholders.
2. To fully benefit from carbon trading, human resources and capacity development is required along with public awareness.
3. Pilot projects should be implemented (learning by doing) to provide guidance in evaluating cost/benefits of carbon projects.
4. National strategy for CDM to be developed
5. Bundling of CDM projects to reduce transaction cost