Feasibility Studies for Wind Farm for the Subregion to be Conducted in Lao PDR’s Savannakhet
The Lotus Wind Power Project deployed by the Asian Development Bank in Viet Nam. Photo by ADB.
Agreements for feasibility studies for (i) a planned wind farm and (ii) a 500 kV substation for electricity transmission in Savannakhet, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), was signed by representatives from Lao PDR Ministry of Planning and Investment, NASENG-WAYO Renewable Resource Development and Investment (a Lao PDR firm), and UPC Renewable Energy. UPC Renewable Energy and NASENG-WAYO Renewable Resource Development and Investment will cooperate on the feasibility study.
The project is expected to be implemented in accordance with the Lao PDR’s environmental requirements and in conformity with standards set by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation. The project aims to tap into Savannakhet province’s wind farm potential and become a battery for the region through the 500 kV substation and transmission system that will be connected to the ASEAN electricity grid.
Sthabandith Insisiengmay, Lao PDR Deputy Minister, Khamsavath Bounvilay, Managing Director of NASENG-WAYO Renewable Resource Development and Investment, and Logan Knox, representative of UPC Renewable Energy, represented the agencies.
Last Updated: 15 December 2023