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November 24, 2021

Luang Prabang, Laos

By Carmen

Luang Prabang is a 1,460MW hydro power project. It is planned on Mekong river/basin in Louangphabang, Laos. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,460 1,460 Permitting Louangphabang, Laos Luang Prabang Power

Description

The project is being developed by Luang Prabang Power and is currently owned by PetroVietnam Power.

Luang Prabang is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 734 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 68m and 40m respectively. The project is expected to generate 6,500 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $4,370m.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 60MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 7 turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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