Energy

Laos to Develop Solar Power for Export in Champasack Province

The LaotianTimes-  The Government of Laos has signed an agreement with Muang Khong Clean Energy to build a solar power plant at Khong District, Champasack Province. The project has now completed a feasibility study, and will become the first installation in Laos to export solar ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Vietnam to Import More Energy from Laos

Vietnam has decided to import an additional 200 MW of electricity from Laos next year amid possible power shortages.The country’s decision comes amid concerns that it may suffer energy shortages from 2020.Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that the country would experience a shortage ...

Taejun Kang

Nam Theun 2 agrees to support Khammuan sustainable skills development

Khammuan province’s Technical-Vocational College and Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd have signed a new cooperation agreement on sustainable local skills development for the hydropower sector.The cooperation agreement was inked last week, after the first three-year implementation of the memorandum of understanding’s action plan on ...

Times Reporters

Lao Dam Resettlement Village Out of Water Due to Drought

More than 100 Lao families who were moved to a resettlement village four years ago to make way for construction of the Nam Tha 1 Dam hydropower project in Luang Namtha province have run out of water amid a worsening drought, local sources say.Water sources ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Laos' Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant begins electricity generation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant in Xaysomboun province has officially begun generating electricity after construction was completed in September.An opening ceremony took place last week in Pha Noi village, Long Chaeng district, Xaysomboun province, attended by Politburo member and Head ...

News Desk

Don Sahong Hydropower Project Comes Online

The Don Sahong Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in Champasack Province has officially come online.Turbines have now entered commercial operations, according to Chinese construction contractor, Sinohydro Corp Ltd.The US 401 million hydropower project, near Khone Falls in Champasack Province, was completed 48 days ahead of schedule, ...

Jasmina Yap

Laos-China joint venture to power new railway

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – China Southern Power Grid (CSG) and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have teamed up to supply power for the China-Laos railway with a ceremony held in Vientiane last week to announce the joint venture.The new venture is officially known as the Laos-China ...

News Desk

Stakeholders Question Farness of MRC’s Impact Assessment for Laos’ Luangprabang Dam

Stakeholders are concerned about the legitimacy of the multinational approval process for Laos’ Luangprabang hydropower project, after recommendations to lower the environmental impact were raised, but few were accepted during a meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) last week in Vientiane.The meeting was held ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao grid extended to deliver electricity to Cambodia

VIENTIANE, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) –– State-run energy giant Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two neighbors.This ...

xuxin

Laos promotes environmentally-friendly hydro projects

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — The government is encouraging the building of environmentally-friendly hydropower plants to ensure green growth and sustainable poverty reduction, according to a senior government official.“The government is highly encouraged to promote environmentally-friendly and sustainable hydropower projects,” Deputy Minister of Natural Resource and ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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