Category: Mekong Utility Watch

Theun-Hinboun: An assessment of early project performance

(March 1, 2001) The 210 MW Theun-Hinboun hydropower project in the Lao PDR came online in 1998. It was built and is operated by a new entity named the Theun Hinboun Power Company. A loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was the formative component of project finance. Its economic purpose is given as earning money for the Lao government, through export power sales to Thailand, to use in national development.