Nam Ngum II hydropower dam starts selling electricity
(KPL) Nam Ngum II hydropower dam with a generation capacity of 615MW started selling electricity to Thailand but the official sale of electricity will be launched at the end of 2011, said Managing Director of Ratch-Lao Service Company, Mr. Jatuporn Soparaksa, on 24 August.
Mr. Jatuporn also disclosed that Nam Ngum 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant is currently 90 per cent completed and started its initial operation in 2010.
Nam Ngum 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, Nam Ngum III hydroelectric dam, Hongsa electricity thermal plant and Se Pien-Se Nam Noi dam were invested by the RATCH-Lao Services Company.
Nam Ngum 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Vientiane province.
The Nam Ngum III hydroelectric dam, located in the north of Nam Ngum II hydroelectric dam with a generation capacity of 440-megawat in Saysomboun district, Vientiane province, has signed an agreement to sell electricity to the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand. The power house is expected to export electricity in 2016.
He said that the largest scale of Hongsa electricity thermal plant in Laos, situated in Sayaboury province, with a generation capacity of 1,878 MW has signed a 25-year agreement for electricity purchasing with the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT).
The Hongsa electricity thermal plant will sell 1,473 MW to Thailand and the rest will be distributed for domestic consumption, and the project is scheduled for initial operation in 2015, added Mr. Jatuporn.
In addition, the company also have another co-operation project of building a Se Pien-Se Nam Noi dam in Attapeu and Champassak provinces, southern Laos. Upon completion, the dam will have a generation capacity of 390 MW.
Most of the electricity output will be exported to Ubon Ratchathani province, north-eastern Thailand, in 2017.
The company also plans to provide 10 scholarships every year to Lao students studying on technical machine, electricity and electronic and will organise a short training course for technical schools such as Parkpasack Technical College, Lao-Germen Technical College and other college. This project will be started in academic year of 2011-2012.