News 2013

Nam Theun 2 Power Company turns to Sunlabob for power back-up of rural telecommunications station

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.