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Lao PDR Power Sector Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Action Plan

Technical Committee of the Energy Alternative Study for the Lao PDR celebrating the final workshop of the program. Photo by NREL
Technical Committee of the Energy Alternative Study for the Lao PDR
USAID's Clean Power Asia program partnered with NREL to assess the power sector of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) vulnerability to natural, technological, and human-caused threats, and to develop a resilience action plan to address the highest-risk vulnerabilities.

To lead and inform these activities, an advisory group was established. It is composed of representatives of the Lao Ministry of Mines and Energy, the state-owned utility (Électricité du Laos or EDL), and the generation company (Électricité du Laos-Generation).

The NREL and USAID Clean Power Asia team worked with the advisory group and employed a participatory approach to assess power sector vulnerabilities and address the highest-risk vulnerabilities through effective resilience strategies that:

  1. Emphasizes the unique context of the power sector in Lao PDR
  2. Relies on extensive stakeholder engagement
  3. Involves detailed review of the latest scientific research to support a vulnerability assessment
  4. Draws on international best practices and expert input to develop resilience strategies and implementation action plan for the Lao PDR.

Stakeholder-Driven Climate Adaptation in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Power Sector

May 17, 2019 · File

In 2018, stakeholders from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) engaged in a collaborative process to assess power sector vulnerabilities and develop a ...

Summary and Results of the Vulnerability Assessment of the Lao PDR Power Sector

May 20, 2019 · File

An overview of the vulnerability assessment process and initial results from a power sector stakeholder workshop, "Engaging Stakeholders in Resilience Action ...

A Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment of the Lao PDR Power Sector

Jun 28, 2019 · Link

USAID Clean Power Asia conducted an assessment of the Lao PDR power sector’s vulnerability to climate and non-climate natural hazards and to human and ...

Power Sector Resilience Action Plan for Lao PDR

Jun 28, 2019 · Link

This work presents a stakeholder-driven power sector resilience action plan for the Lao PDR (resilience action plan). The resilience action plan provides ...