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Construction Begins For Solar Attapeu Power Project In Laos

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Construction Begins For Solar Attapeu Power Project In Laos

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The Solar Attapeu Power Project, a US$69.2 Million solar photovoltaic project that includes the transmission line, will be constructed in Attapeu province. It will serve as a catalyst for the development of the renewable energy sector.

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Leth Sayaphone, the Governor of Attapeu Province, strikes a gong to bless the Solar Attapeu Power Project’s success. Officials and executives from the project broke ground at the Solar Attapeu Power Project as part of the ceremony.

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held at the project site, located 37km from Hatxan village, Xaysettha, in the Southern province, by Solar Attapeu Power Sole Company, Ltd.

Since 2014, the SAPC development team has been working closely with the Lao government at both the provincial and central levels in order to select the project site and develop this utility-scale solar PV plant in Laos.

The General Manager of SAPC Lao Dr Sisavath Souvannavong spoke at the ceremony and stated that the solar project was due to be completed in the latter half of 2023 with an installed power of 64MWdc/50MWac.

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The plant will provide energy security and employment for the Attapeu people. It will also generate 128GWh annually of electricity that can be sold directly to Electricite du Laos.

Leth Sayaphone (Governor of Attapeu Province) stated that the project would drive socio-economic growth in the province and help improve the standard of living.

The SAPP event was attended by Kyle Katoski (Head of Development at SAPC’s Singapore headquarters) and Maria Goravanchi (Regional Managing Director for Lower Mekong, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand) from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). This development finance supporter is Bounna Bounghaseng and Soulichanh Phonekeo of Attapeu Provincial Administration Office.

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