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Monsoon Wind breaks ground in Laos

  • 1 year, 1 month ago (2023-05-02)
  • David Flin
Asia 855 Wind 240

Monsoon Wind, Laos’ first wind project, has started construction. The 600 MW project is owned by Thailand-based Impact Energy Asia Development.

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The site is located in the Sekong and Attapeu provinces in Southeast Laos, at an elevation of 1200-1600 metres above sea level.

Monsoon Wind is believed will be Southeast Asia’s largest onshore wind farm as well as the region’s first cross-border wind power plant. The wind farm will consist of 133 turbines, and it will sell its power to state-owned Vietnam Electricity for 25 years. It will deliver the generated electricity to central Vietnam through a 500 kV transmission line.

Mitsubishi has said that it and other shareholders have raised $692 million in financing for Monsoon Wind, which has a total project cost of $950 million.

The project is scheduled to start operations in 2025.