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Laos: Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia


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VIENTIANE, Feb 5 (Vientiane Times/ANN): Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Xekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official.

Officials say these plants will become operational and begin transmitting electricity to Cambodia in 2025 based on an agreement signed between the developers and the Lao government.
 

 

Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo tannounced that he first power plant will be built by Phonesack Group Company Limited in Kaleum district, with installed capacity of 1,800MW.

 

read more https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2021/02/05/laos-two-power-plants-planned-for-sale-of-electricity-to-cambodia

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1 hour ago, geovalin said:

 

Thanks for the link, geovalin.

Of course(?) they are writing in 'thestar.com.my' just about 'coal-fired' power plants.

Not mentioning it is lignite-fired, considered the dirtiest and cheapest coal which

is very harmful to humans. - More information about the lignite-fired power plant

Hongsa, adjacent to Thailand's Nan Province:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hongsa

and about lignite:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignite

There is already a c-f p p near Lampang, Mae Moh and an additional c-f p p near

Tak, Mae Sot. - They might be responsible, at least partially for the northern air pollution.

Of course, they will never be the root cause.

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10:00  Lampang AQI 222 / Mae Moh 197

            Mae Sot, Tak 227

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It's going to be interesting when some of Cambodia's big brand name customers, when pushed by their retail customers, about only buying from countries with good environmental standards.. a lot of investment could soon be standing idle...

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On 2/6/2021 at 10:30 AM, geovalin said:

two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Xekong province in the southeast of Laos,

 Should be interesting when the wind blows from the South East or East, more pollution heading across the border to Thailand.

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36 minutes ago, Dtaw said:

The trashing of Laos and Cambodia continues unabated. 

With respect, what has "trashing Cambodia unabated" got to do with two coal fired power stations in Laos??? The power generated will be purchased by Cambodia to boost existing  supplies for domestic and industrial use. There are similar power stations in Thailand as Yom has described above. 

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1 hour ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

And how is this power transmitted from Laos to Cambodia?

 

High voltage power lines as in photo (taken in Cambodia 2017).  Similar transmission lines also link Cambodia with Vietnam and Thailand from which Cambodia also purchases electricity.

 

Image result for photos of cambodian power lines

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