News 2010

Shared Pico Hydropower Demonstration Project in Angsang Village Officially Opened


With support from Sunlabob, LIRE (Lao Institute for Renewable Energy) completed the commissioning of an innovative shared pico-hydropower system with an official opening ceremony, held on 10th February 2010 in Angsang village, Huaphanh Province, with the participation of various representatives from government departments and offices at provincial and district levels.  These include Provincial Department of Energy and Mines, District Administration Office, District Energy and Mine Office, District Lao Women Union and local authorities.
The demonstration site was co-financed by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vientiane and the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) as well as material, labour and financial contributions from Angsang village. The implementation was accomplished by a group of companies and organisations, namely by LIRE, the Institute for Hydropower Research (IHR) in Vietnam and Sunlabob Renewable Energy Ltd. All activities were executed within a close exchange and communication with the villagers, the Provincial Department of Energy and Mines (PDEM), and local authorities in Viengxay District.

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