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November 26, 2021

Phou Ngoy, Laos

By Carmen

Phou Ngoy is a 728MW hydro power project. It is planned on Mekong river/basin in Champasak, Laos. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2029.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 728 728 Permitting Champasak, Laos Charoen Energy and Water Asia (CEWA); China Power Clean Energy Development; Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction; Korea Western Power


The project is being developed by Charoen Energy and Water Asia (CEWA), China Power Clean Energy Development, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and Korea Western Power. Charoen Energy and Water Asia (CEWA), China Power Clean Energy Development and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development are currently owning the project.

Phou Ngoy is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project will be 10.6m. The project is expected to generate 3,278 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $2,400m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2029.

About China Power Clean Energy Development

China Power Clean Energy Development Co Ltd (CPCE) is an electric utility company which develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages clean energy power plants. The company generates electricity from natural gas, wind, hydro and solar sources. CPCE also develops distributed energy resources of smart electricity system and green smart healthy city; and also invests in the clean energy, property and securities. CPCE sells electricity to Southern, East China, Northeast, and Northwest power grids in the country. The company operates power generation plants in 23 provinces which include Jiangsu, Fujian, Hainan, Gansu, Guangdong, and Chongqing. CPCE is headquartered in Wanchai, Hong Kong.

About Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd (Doosan Heavy Industries), a subsidiary of Doosan Corp, is a power plant equipment manufacturer. It offers integrated equipment and solutions for power and water plants. The company’s major products include boilers, generators, engines, turbines, steam generators, nuclear reactors, material handling equipment, castings and forgings and seawater desalination plants. It also offers construction equipment and undertakes the construction of apartment complexes, roadways, power plants and industrial plants. Doosan Heavy Industries along with its subsidiaries, branches and affiliates operates in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Doosan Heavy Industries is headquartered in Changwon, Yeongnam, South Korea.

About Korea Western Power

Korea Western Power Co., Ltd. (KOWEPO), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), develops electricity resources, and generates and supplies electricity. The company’s power generation portfolio includes Taen, Pyeongtaek, Seoincheon, and Gunsan power complexes consisting of thermal, hydro, solar and combined cycle power plants; and solar power plants at Samrangjin, Sejong City and Gyeonggi. KOWEPO is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.


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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