Grand Opening the 1st Solar Power Project in Lao PDR
On February 7th 2017, EDL-Gen together with Pattana Energy Absolute Company Limited held the grand Opening ceremony of EDL-Gen Solar Power project which is the 1st Solar project in Lao PDR, presided by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Mr. Somdy Douangdy. At Chaengsavang village, Naxaithong district, Vientiane capital.
Attending in this significant ceremony, Dr Khammany Inthilath, Minister of Energy and Mines, and several ministers, deputy ministers, general directors from related Ministry as well as Mr Boun Oum Syvanpheng, Managing Director of Electricite Du Laos and management team, Ms Rattana Prathoumvan, Managing Director of EDL-Generation Public Company, boards of directors of EDL-Gen, representatives of banks, Financial institution and local media.
This Solar Power Project is the first Solar Farm in Laos, utilizing modern technology such as solar panels from TALESUN, with a capacity of 320 Watt per panel. About 9,600 panels were installed and connected to 22 kV transmission line system of Electricity Du Laos. The total project cost is USD 3,445,306 Million or approximately 27 Billion Kip.
After the studied and prepared for a while, EDL-Gen Public Company has raised fund for constructing of 3 MW EDL-Gen Solar Power Project, which is a project within the solar power expansion plan aiming to achieve a 100 MW goal of EDL-GEN Solar Power Company Limited. The company planned to supply solar power of 25 to 30 Megawatt in Vientiane capital. With a strong support of Ministry of Energy and Mines, Electricite du Laos, EDL-Gen has decided to invest for the pilot solar farm project with an installed capacity of 10 MW, approved by Ministry of Energy and Mines. EDL-Gen has given the mandate to EDL-GEN Solar Power Company Limited, a joint ventures company which is 60% owned by EDL-Gen and another 40% stake owned by Pattana Energy Absolute Company Limited, to implement this project.
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