USAID’s Smart Infrastructure for the Mekong (SIM) Program sponsored the Energy Alternatives Study for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). This study sought to provide the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) with improved tools, data and analytic capabilities to inform their energy planning activities to 2030. The program also focused on developing capacity and empowering MEM with data, tools, and expertise to comprehensively analyze opportunities for, and impacts of, future energy systems investment opportunities. To learn more, browse the publications produced under the Energy Alternatives Study for the Loa PDR:

The USAID-NREL Partnership is continuing to collaborate with MEM and other Lao power sector actors through support for a vulnerability assessment and a power sector resilience planning activity.

Visit the USAID Clean Power Asia website to learn more about USAID energy activities in the ASEAN region. 

Power plant map

The map below shows the location, type and size of power plants operating in Lao PDR.

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