Bhutan: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 634,982
GDP $1,488,000,000
Energy Consumption 0.05 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code BT
3-letter ISO code BTN
Numeric ISO code 064
UN Region[1] Southern Asia
OpenEI Resources
Energy Maps 9 view
Tools 4 view
Programs 7 view
Energy Organizations 0
Research Institutions 0
CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

Bhutan (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་ཡུལ་; Wylie transliteration: ʼbrug-yul "Druk Yul"), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim, while further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 963 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 60 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 107,639,065 MWh/year 130 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 0 Cubic Meters (cu m) 200 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 0 Barrels (bbl) 199 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Bhutan

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Bhutan Policy and Regulatory Overview

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View the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Atlas for Bhutan.

  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

Bhutan is a country in Asia.
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