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Thailand rejects concerns over Lao hydroelectric projects

Thailand’s government has shrugged off concerns voiced by environmentalist groups and agreed to import electricity from several controversial hydroelectric projects on the Mekong River in neighboring Laos.

Thailand Rejects New Technical Report on Planned Large Lao Mekong Mainstream Dam

Thailand has rejected a new technical report on Laos’ Sanakham dam project, one of nine large-scale Mekong river mainstream dams integral to Vientiane’s controversial economic strategy of becoming the “Battery of Southeast Asia.”

Thailand urged not to buy power from Lao dam

The Thai government must suspend plans to buy electricity from a dam in Lao, conservationists said Friday, as water levels along the kingdom’s section of Mekong river plummet to near-record lows. The Thai-built Xayaburi dam, a few hours from the northern Lao town of Luang Prabang, is set to be completed in October, the latest […]

Thailand’s BCPG unveils 600-MW wind PPA in Laos

July 13 (Renewables Now) – Thai renewable energy group BCPG Pcl (BKK:BCPG) announced today that a minority-owned associate has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 600-MW wind project in Laos.


Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) presented a Letter of Intent (LOI) to Electricite Du Laos (EDL) to forge a collaboration in facilitating cross-border trade and human capital development, as part of TNB’s ongoing drive to strengthen the ASEAN Power Grid (APG) interconnectivity and to reinforce TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco) presence as the power generation […]

Tri-country power deal endorsed

Laos, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed on a second power purchase agreement under the Laos, Thailand and Malaysia Power Integration Project (LTM-PIP) at the 37th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM). The meeting started on Monday and is scheduled to end on Friday in Bangkok. The agreement aims to raise electricity sent from Laos to Malaysia […]

Two power plants planned in Laos for sale of electricity to Cambodia

Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Sekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official.

UK Minister for Asia visits Laos to boost collaboration on global health, climate change and trade

During her trip, the Minister met Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith and co-chaired the UK-Laos Political Dialogue alongside Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Bounleua Phandanouvong.

Unscathed by COVID-19, Laos Gambles on Megaprojects to Revive Its Economy

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, East Asian countries like Vietnam, Taiwan and South Korea have garnered widespread praise for their effective handling of the coronavirus. Nearby Laos, with just 22 confirmed cases and no deaths, has gone largely unnoticed. While the World Health Organization has praised Laos’ prevention measures as “exemplary,” the mountainous Southeast […]

US$69.2mil Solar PV Project officially breaks ground in Laos

The Solar Attapeu Power Project (SAPP), a US$69.2 million solar PV project, including the transmission line, is set to commence construction works in Attapeu province and provide a catalyst for the renewable energy sector in Laos.