Xekong power station
Xekong power station is a proposed 1,800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Sekong (Xekong) Province, Laos.
The photo below shows Sekong (Xekong) province, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In October 2019, it was reported that Cambodia’s state-owned utility firm Electricite du Cambodge signed a 30-year deal to buy coal power from two producers with a combined capacity of 2,400 MW: the 1,800 MW Xekong power station and the Sekong power station, both situated in Laos’ Sekong province. The two plants were to be built in four phases, commissioned from 2024 to 2027.
In October 2020, an official from the Laos Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) said the construction of a US$400 million power transmission line connecting Cambodia to Laos and the Thai border will start in 2021.
In February 2021, a senior Lao government official said an 1,800 MW coal plant – presumably Xekong – will be built by Phonesack Group Co in the Kaleum district of Sekong (Xekong) province. It will be constructed at a cost of between US$3 billion to US$4 billion and will include the construction of power lines needed to transmit electricity to Cambodia.
- Sponsor: Xekong Thermal Power Plant Company Limited
- Parent company: Electricite du Laos
- Location: Kaleum district, Sekong (Xekong) province, Laos
- Coordinates: 15.7166, 106.65 (approximate)
- Status: Announced
- Capacity: 1,800 MW (Phase I: 300 MW, Phase II: 600 MW, Phase III: 900 MW)
- Start date: 2024-2027
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Resources and articles
- "Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry," Asia News Network, October 15, 2019
- "Cambodia's $400 million transmission line to bring in Laos, Thailand power," Thailand Construction and Engineering News, October 29, 2020
- "Laos to build coal-fired power plants in order to sell electricity to Kingdom," Khmer Times, February 7, 2021