Hongsa Power Company

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Hongsa Power Company is a consortium comprising the Thai company Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company (RATCH), Banpu Power (a susbidiary of the the Thai coal-mining company Banpu) (BPP) and Lao Holding State Enterprise (LHSE). RATCH and BPP each have a 40% stake in the project and LHSE 20%. The company is developing the Hongsa power station near the town of Hongsa in the Sayaboury province in Laos.[1]

The power station is proposed as a mine-mouth power station which, together with the mine and associated infrastructure, is slated to cost US$4 billion. The consortium has been granted a 25 year concession over a 60 square kilometre site. Under the terms of a May 2009 agreement 1,473MW will be exported to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) with 100MW for domestic Lao consumption. (The remainder is for on site use).[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Government goes ahead Hongsa lignite power plant", Lao Voices, December 3, 2009. (This is a story from the KPL Lao News Agency).

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