Laos Urged to Revise Energy Production and Supply Policy

Vientiane Times, 21 March 2013 Laos needs to revise its electricity production and supply policy amid a surge in demand for energy, experts in the country advise. The Ministry of Energy and Mines yesterday held a seminar to provide a platform for policymakers from the departments concerned and Electricite du Laos (EdL) to debate changes … Continue reading

Bang Chan Most At Risk of Power Outage

Published: 27 Feb 2013 at 00.00 Eastern Bangkok’s Bang Chan Industrial Estate will likely be affected the most by the disruption of natural gas supplies from Myanmar in April, says the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). Thana Putarungsi (right), Egat’s deputy governor for transmission systems, gives a briefing on the power situation to 300 industrial operators … Continue reading

Sugar Factory, Electricity Plant Open in Attapeu

Vientiane Times, 27 Feb 2013 President Choummaly Sayasone on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the Hoang Anh Sugar Factory and Electricity Generating Plant in Attapeu province. The sugar factory and electricity plant were built by the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAGL) of Vietnam, at a cost of more than US$68 million. The factory can … Continue reading

Theun-Hinboun Hydro Plant Extension to Power Up This Week

The inauguration of the Theun-Hinboun hydropower expansion project will take place on Friday after over three years of construction in Borikhamxay and Khammuan provinces. “Currently the project is 99.99 percent complete with only a few more inspections still to be done,” the Assistant Project Manager, Mr Sisouvanh Souvannaphasy, said yesterday. Mr Sisouvanh said the two … Continue reading

Don Sahong Hydropower Plant Not Yet Under Construction

Vientiane Times, 14 Sept 2012 Construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant in Champassak province, one of the planned development projects on the lower Mekong River has not begun, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The ministry made the announcement yesterday concerning the development of the 256MW hydropower project in the Hou Sahong … Continue reading

Three Hydropower plants to Begin Producing This Year in Laos

Vientiane – Laos expected three hydropower plants to come online this year with most of the power to be exported to Thailand and Vietnam, news reports said Tuesday. The projects are joint ventures between the state-run Electricite du Laos and investors from China, Europe and Vietnam, the Vientiane Times reported. “We hope that electricity generation … Continue reading

Laos, Japan Spark Changes in Power Development Governance

June 18, 2012 Vientiane Times Investment in the development of Laos’ power sector from now until 2030 is expected to be 480 trillion to 560 trillion kip (US$60 billion to US$70 billion). “By that time, Laos may have installed capacity of about 20,000MW,” Energy and Mines Deputy Minister Mr Viraphonh Viravong told a Vientiane Times … Continue reading

Approved Land Concession for Hydro-power Project in Kasi District, Vientiane Province

7 June, KPL Vientiane province has approved a land concession for hydro-power project in Kasi district in 4 June. Mr. Oudong Phaipadid, the head of provincial planning and investment department and Khamsai Sitthiphone, the director of Samoi Hydropower company, limited signed a contract with the attending of other witnesses. Mr. Khamsai Sitthiphone said “This project … Continue reading

Luang Namtha Hydro Plant Progresses to Plan

June 1, 2012 Vientiane Times Work that began last December to build a small scale hydropower plant on the Long River in Long district, Luang Namtha province, is progressing well and is on schedule. “It is now about 68 percent complete,” Nam Long Power Co Ltd President Mr Bounleuth Luangpaseuth said on Wednesday. The company … Continue reading