Preparation for the Ban Sok-Pleiku Power Transmission Project in the Greater Mekong Subregion Project Dates: January 2008 - December 2015
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

The Project will establish a 500 kV power transmission line between Lao PDR and Viet Nam forming an essential link of the GMS power grid.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Feasibility Study was carried out in close coordination with Electricité du Laos (EdL), Electricité du Vietnam (EVN) and independent power producers (IPPs) that will be involved in the hydropower development in southern Laos. The Ban Sok (Hatxan) Substation in Lao PDR will be the connection point between the Laos-Vietnam interconnection that has to meet the Vietnamese technical standards, and the future Laos-Thailand interconnection that will have to meet the Thai technical standards. Therefore, the compatibility of having the Vietnam and Thailand power grid systems synchronously interconnected through the Lao PDR territory will be checked. To date, the technical decision to connect both circuits of the 500kV Transmission Line to Pleiku S/S has been officially taken according to the Masterplan 7 which was submitted in September 2011. The name of Bansok substation (S/S) has been changed to Hatxan, however the final location of Hatxan S/S has just changed due to an Airport Project. The final location and the size of the land are now finalized. According to Xekaman 1 Power Company, the construction of Xehaman 1 has already started and 15% of works were completed as of November 2011. However according to the visit to the site in September 2010, this progress of works seems to be very pessimistic, and the correct value should be around 30%


SECTORS OR AREAS OF WORK
  1. Smart grids

Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 10,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. ADB - Asian Development Bank
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
GOVERNMENT PARTNER
  1. None
BUDGET

USD 10,000,000

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. ADB - Asian Development Bank
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
GOVERNMENT PARTNER
  1. None