Environment & Social Programmes
The potential environmental, social, and economical impacts of the Project have been the subject of many years of comprehensive assessment, study and evaluation by the project sponsors, the Government, domestic and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), independent consultants and multilateral development institutions. These studies commenced in the early 1970s when the Nam Theun was first identified as having significant hydropower development potential. Following Laos’ invitation to the World Bank to become involved in the Project in 1994, the Project’s environmental and social assessment and study requirements were determined to be, at an absolute minimum, those required by the World Bank.
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...