USAID's Clean Power Asia (CPA) program partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assess the power sector of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) vulnerability to natural, technological, and human-caused threats, and to develop a resilience action plan to address the highest-risk vulnerabilities.
In support of these activities, technical experts from NREL and CPA visited existing power generation facilities, including a hydro-power dam site, and the EDL-GEN solar power project in the Naxaithong district, Vientiane. The EDL-Gen solar power project is the first-ever utility scale PV project in Lao PDR. Previously, the USAID-NREL Partnership conducted a technical potential assessment for solar PV in Laos.
Read more about the solar PV technical potential assessment in this report: http://bit.ly/2kEbSMF. Learn more about the power sector vulnerability assessment in this webinar: http://bit.ly/2P3Triy. Photo taken by Nathan Lee, NREL, November, 2018.