Environment and Renewable Energy are both synonyms of Bhutan. Bhutan accords paramount importance to sustainable environmental development. Currently Bhutan has over 71% of its land under forest cover. Rivers that carry the white gold from snowcapped mountains help generate clean renewable hydropower; contributing 13% to GDP in 2019.

However, Bhutan isn’t stopping there in its pursuit for renewable energy. It is now aggressively exploring options to harness largescale wind and solar power with support from other developmental partners.

Apart from clean electricity generation itself, optimizing energy use through improvement in energy efficiency in industries, residential homes, and transport sector has begun in the past decade.

APECS has been a key partner for strategic environmental projects in the aspects of environment impact assessment, environmental safeguards monitoring, bio-engineering adaptation design, environment friendly infrastructure design.

Similarly, APECS has been a key consulting partner for alternative to hydropower renewable projects as well as energy efficiency design and implementation projects.

Bhutan is the only carbon negative country in the world. As mandated by the constitution, Bhutan will forever maintain at least 60% forest cover.

Key Focus Areas

  • Environment impact assessments
  • Environmental safeguards monitoring,
  • Bio-engineering adaptation design,
  • Environment friendly infrastructure design
  • Solar and wind power studies
  • Energy efficient improvements through design
  • Policy and strategy development for renewable energy, and energy efficiency