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Xe Namnoy Hydropower

Generating clean energy, reducing emissions and boosting the local economy

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Electricity supply in Lao PDR is falling behind demand, and imported power from Thailand via the regional grid comes from emissions-intensive thermal power stations that generate energy by burning fossil fuels. As an investment in the growing hydropower sector in Lao PDR, this project contributes to the countrys energy self-sufficiency and sets an example for similar projects.

Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Sustainable Development Goals

6. Clean Water and Sanitation

1,048 people

benefit from improvements to the water supply made by the project developer

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

83,000 MWh

of clean electricity sent to the grid on average per year

8. Decent work and economic growth

10 long term jobs

for local people during the operational period

13. Climate Action

46,000 tCO2e

mitigated on average per year by displacing part of the power generated by thermal power plants

The Solution

Located on the Xe Nam Noy and Xe Katam River, in the southern tip of Lao PDR, this hydropower project harnesses the energy of flowing water to generate electricity. The project includes the construction of 2 turbines, creating a total installed capacity of 15 MW.


The Impact

The project delivers clean energy to the Lao Power Grid, which is connected with the power grid in Thailand. This helps to meet domestic electricity demand and also increase the net power export and decrease the net power import from Thailand, where the power grid is dominated by thermal power plants. Displacing part of the power generated by thermal power plants, the project reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The project supports the local economy by creating job and training opportunities for locals. Also, in line with villagers requests, the project developer has constructed a temple and improved the water supply.

Project ID: 301458
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