Laos, Korea to partner in clean energy systems

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and the Republic of Korea are keen to set new heights for expanding their energy ties after becoming strategic partners in the hydropower sector.The Laos-Korea Energy Experts Joint Workshop, with the theme “Cooperation in the Power Sector”, was held in ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

Mekong River Commission Defends Seven-Week Silence on Lao Dam Project Submission

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Wednesday defended its decision to wait nearly seven weeks before officially notifying the public that Laos began a preliminary procedure for the construction of a large dam that would be its fifth on the Mekong river.The Lao government informed the ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Thai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos

A new dam planned for construction on the Mekong River in Laos is causing great concern for environmental NGOs from Thailand, who say Laos’ fifth big dam on the river will have adverse effects on fish and people in the region.The Luangprabang hydropower project would ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Kingdom okays 2,400MW power purchase from Laos

A cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided that the government will purchase 2,400MW of electricity from Laos.A briefing document uploaded by government spokesman Phay Siphan to his Facebook page confirmed this.It said Cambodia will buy exclusive power from two coal-fired power plants in Laos – TSBP ...

Thou Vireak

Laos hydropower plant begins operation

A major hydropower plant built in Laos has started commercial operation.With two power stations, the Nam Ngiep 1 plant generates about 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year, Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday.Nam Ngiep 1 Power Co, the operator of the ...


Laos keen to adopt Korean lessons on renewable energy

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos is keen to learn about new technologies that will enable it to develop renewable energy, especially solar and other forms of alternative energy.This week, energy specialists from the Republic of Korea gathered at the EDL Training Centre to discuss cooperation ...

Bounfaeng Phaymanivong

EDL-Gen not paying dividend to shareholders for first six months of 2019

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A meeting of the board of directors of the EDL Generation Public Company (EDL-Gen) last month did not approve the payout of a dividend as the company’s earnings over the first six months of 2019 showed a loss of 147.15 billion ...

News Desk

Lao, South Korean companies discuss power industry development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Power company representatives from Laos and South Korea recently met in Vientiane to discuss the potential of power industry cooperation and development in Laos.The Korea-Laos business meeting was held recently in Vientiane and co-organised by Korea Nuclear Partners Co. (KNP), Korea ...

Phetsamone Chandala

India to Include Laos in Planned Global Electricity Grid

India is poised to include Laos in plans for a global electricity grid, in response to an evolving energy security architecture.The country will present proposals for the grid at the second general assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to be held in New Delhi from October ...

The Laotian Times

Laos to Join Regional Electric Vehicle Boom

Laos has launched a new electric vehicle project, joining its neighbors in Southeast Asia where the growth of the EV market is set to boom.Electricite du Laos (EDL) and Vientiane-based EV Lao Company have teamed up for the project, which is designed to compare operating costs between ...

The Laotian Times

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