Renewables readiness assessment: Kingdom of Bhutan

Bhutan has long aspired to grow in a sustainable manner, prioritising both the well-being of its citizens and environmental conservation. The country’s Gross National Happiness indicator underlines the need for sustainable and equitable socio-economic development, environmental conservation, preservation and promotion of culture, and good governance. This Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA) shows how Bhutan could achieve long-term energy security through a diversified and sustainable supply mix. With power-generation costs falling steadily and technologies maturing, the business case for a diverse mix of renewables has never been stronger. As Bhutan continues developing, renewables can support sustainable economic growth and improve people’s livelihoods.