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Laos to launch electric vehicle charging system

Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be launching a pilot project for vehicle battery charging stations. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to support the government’s move to minimise the […]

Energy ministry, IFC spark private sector power line investment in Laos

The agreement was signed yesterday by Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr Thongphat Inthavong, and IFC Manager for Infrastructure and Natural Resources, East Asia and the Pacific, Mr Lubomir Varbanov. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aims to strengthen and extend the country’s energy sector by mobilising private investment in transmission infrastructure. This will also […]

Future Electric: EV Destiny Driving Rapidly Towards Laos

Promising prospects for electric vehicles (EV) in Laos as an agreement signed between power producer ລັດວິສາຫະກິດໄຟຟ້າລາວ EDL and electric-powered vehicle proponents EVLao, The Laotian Times reports. Looking to industry leaders at manufacturing hotpots like Japan, Germany & China, it would appear the early arrival of the electric age when it comes to motor vehicle transport is already well […]

CKPower Ready to Generate Power from Xayaburi HPP after the Synchronization of the first Unit Generator Ceremony in Lao PDR

H.E. Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Minister of Energy of Thailand along with H.E. Dr. Khammany INTHIRATH, Minister of Energy and Mines, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, recently presided over the first unit of the turbine generator synchronization ceremony of Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project developed by CKPower Public Company Limited or CKP in SET. The Official witnesses […]

Laos urged to address dam project impacts

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam have urged fellow Mekong River Commission member Laos to address cross-border and environmental impact issues following consultations on its Pak Lay hydropower dam project. On Thursday, the MRC member countries agreed on a statement on the proposed project, after they concluded a six-month prior consultation process. The statement called on Laos […]

Energy sector powering growth in Laos

VIENTIANE, April 8 (Xinhua) — Laos’ energy sector is set to boost its installed capacity to about 9,152.9 megawatts (MW) in 2019, once 12 more power plants kickstart commercial operations. According to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the 12 projects, which are currently under construction, will have an additional installed capacity of 1,959.94 MW. […]

Laos launches pilot project for electric vehicle charging system

VIENTIANE, April 3 (Xinhua) — Laos has taken a step towards the development of electric vehicles with the launch of a pilot project of vehicle battery charging stations. The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines is set to work with the private sector on the project as part of efforts to promote the use of […]

Cambodia to buy 200 megawatts from Laos

Cambodia will buy 200 megawatts from Laos to feed rising demand for power in the Kingdom. Electricite du Cambodge has signed an agreement to purchase 200 MW from Laos from 2019 to 2021. The tariff at which the power will be sold has not been revealed. .. With power consumption on the rise, Cambodia needs […]

Concerns mount over new Lao dam

Residents along the Mekong River and local NGOs are increasingly concerned about migrant fish swimways in transboundary waters after learning of the Lao government’s plan to begin construction of the Pak Lay hydropower dam in 2022. Ngach Samin, the president of the Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association based in Stung Treng province, said the Xe Pian […]

Can Laos afford to be the ‘Battery of Asia’?

THE DEBATE over Laos’ strategy to become the “Battery of Asia” continues months after the deadly disaster at the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, even as the Lao government keeps building more dams. Despite the previous government’s decision to suspend new dam projects and academics’ concerns over the transboundary impacts of dams on the environment […]