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= Introduction =
Bhutan is blessed with hydropower resources and have an estimated potential of '''30,000 MW and 120 TWH mean annual energy generation indicating an average development potential of 781 kW in a square kilometer of area of land (catchment)'''([http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/sdissues/energy/op/hydro_tsheringbhutan.pdf UN Studies]). However so far, Bhutan has been able to harness only 1.6% of its total capacity.
Bhutan is working in close cooperation with its neighbouring country India to harness its hydropower.<ref> Retrieved from : http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/sdissues/energy/op/hydro_tsheringbhutan.pdf </ref>
= Energy Situation =
= Renewable Energy =
Bhutan relies heavily on hydropower. Yet the country could diversify its energy mix with other renewable energy technologies (solar, wind and modern bioenergy).<ref name="https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Quarterly/IRENA_Quarterly_2020_Q1.pdf#page=4">https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Quarterly/IRENA_Quarterly_2020_Q1.pdf#page=4</ref>
Key actions for Bhutan to scale up its use of renewables include:
*Strengthening existing policy and regulatory framework for renewables;
*Livelihood enhancement through a more diverse energy mix, including solar, wind and modern bioenergy solutions;
*Interventions to promote renewable based heat and transport;
*Capacity building, skills enhancement and awareness programmes.<ref name="https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Quarterly/IRENA_Quarterly_2020_Q1.pdf#page=4">https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Quarterly/IRENA_Quarterly_2020_Q1.pdf#page=4</ref>
= Fossil Fuels =
= Key Problems of the Energy Sector =
= Policy Framework, Laws and Regulations =
= <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">Institutional Set up in the Energy Sector</span><br/> =
= <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255)">Other Key Actors / Activities of Donors, Implementing Agencies, Civil Society Organisations</span> =
= Further Information =
*IRENA 2019: [https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Dec/Renewables-Readiness-Assessment-Kingdom-of-Bhutan https://www.irena.org/publications/2019/Dec/Renewables-Readiness-Assessment-Kingdom-of-Bhutan]
= References =
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