Project in Brief
The Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project, or NT2, is an industrial and development investment owned by private shareholders and the Lao Government, backed by commercial lenders and international financial institutions including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. It is described by the Lao Government as “an essential part of the country’s development framework” that “is likely to provide the first real possibility for Laos to gradually reduce its dependence on Official Development Assistance”.
Installed capacity: 1070 MW
6000 GWh of electricity per year
39 m high dam
Operation date: April 2010
A national protected area of 4000 km2
Reservoir capacity: 450 km2
NT2 Success StoriesNam Theun 2 is recognised as a vehicle for national growth and development in Laos...
Visitor CenterThe company endeavours to make information on the Project available to the public and welcomes...
Project ReportsTo ensure NT2 is developed with all applicable standards, various monitoring missions are conducted...