Lao Power Sector Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Action Plan - Executive Summary

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) recognizes that access to reliable, secure, and affordable electricity is essential to powering economic growth and development and to becoming a major regional power provider. The Lao power sector is at risk from an array of natural, technological, and human-caused hazards, which may interrupt the provision of electricity or lead to a chronic undersupply of power. A resilient Lao power system could thrive under changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from the impacts of hazards. To address these risks, policy-makers, planners, and system operators of the Lao PDR have conducted a power sector vulnerability assessment (VA) and resilience planning process to safeguard their systems. The Lao PDR now has the opportunity to develop comprehensive p