Nam Theun 2 Power Company turns to Sunlabob for power back-up of rural telecommunications station
- Published on Friday, 01 March 2013
Sunlabob engineers recently completed the supply, installation and commissioning of an AC mains battery charger and controller system at an optical repeater station of the Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project in Savannakhet province in southern Laos. The installation will provide 5.4kW of back-up energy capacity for the solar-powered telecommunications equipment, particularly in times of low solar energy availability at the station.
Nam Theun 2, located on the Nam Theun River, is the largest hydropower dam to-date in Laos, enabling the country to export 995 MW of electricity to Thailand, while also supplying 75 MW of electricity capacity domestically.
Sunlabob engineers are also providing hands-on technical training to staff members of the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), a consortium ownership group that includes the Government of Lao P.D.R., the Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO) of Thailand, and state-owned French power company Electricité de France International (EDFI).
Sunlabob has worked with NTPC since the dam went into commercial operation in 2010, supplying solar photovoltaic equipment and off-grid electrification expertise.