Nam Theun is a 523MW hydro power project. It is located on Nam Theun, Nam Kading river/basin in Bolikhamxai, Laos. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 523 523 Active Bolikhamxai, Laos Electricity Generating Public; Lao Holding State Enterprise


The project is developed by Electricity Generating Public and Lao Holding State Enterprise. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The gross head and net head of the project are 146.5m and 134m respectively. The project generated 2,000 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $700m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 400MW.

About Electricity Generating Public

Electricity Generating Public Co Ltd (EGCO) is an energy utility. The company sells electricity to EGAT and industrial users through power purchase agreements. It also provides engineering, procurement and construction and maintenance and operational services to power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and other industries. The company generates electricity from natural gas, coal, biomass, waste, hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal sources. Through its interests in independent power producer (IPP), small power producer (SPP), very small power producer (VSPP), and other power producer companies, the company operates power plants in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Lao PDR, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. EGCO also has interest in various projects in under construction phases. EGCO is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

About Lao Holding State Enterprise

Lao Holding State Enterprise is a 100% state owned enterprise of Lao State. It is major investment in in electric power sector.


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