Work has started on a USD69.2 million solar photovoltaic (PV) solar photovoltaic and a 115 kV transmission line in the Attapeu province in Laos. The Solar Attapeu Power Project (SAPP) will have a total installed capacity of 50 MWac. Solar Attapeu Power Sole Company Limited (SAPC) is the project developer. The facility is scheduled to commence operation in late 2023.
The SAPP is expected to generate 128 GWh of solar energy annually which will be supplied to Electricite du Laos (EdL) under a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Once operational, this will be the first utility-scale solar PV facility in Laos. The SAPP is a key project to ensure energy security and reliability in the country while also increasing renewable energy (RE) capacity.