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January 5, 2022

Nam Chiane, Laos

By Carmen

Nam Chiane is a 104MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Chiane river/basin in Xiangkhouang, Laos. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 104 104 Active Xiangkhouang, Laos Electricite du Laos


The project is developed and owned by Electricite du Laos. The company has a stake of 100%.

Nam Chiane is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 13.8 million cubic meter. The project generated 448.2 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $192.934m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 52MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in 2018.

Contractors Involved

EDL-Generation Public is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.

About Electricite du Laos

Electricite du Laos (EDL) is a state owned corporation. It owns and operates generation, transmission and distribution assets and manages electricity imports into its grids and exports from its stations.


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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