Lao People's Democratic Republic: Monsoon Wind Power Project

Nonsovereign Project | 55205-001

The project entails a wind power project with a contracted capacity of 600-megawatt (MW) to be constructed in Lao PDR that will export and sell electricity into neighboring Viet Nam. It will be the first wind power project in Lao PDR, the largest in Southeast Asia, and the first cross-border in Asia. The project will provide a substantial source of clean renewable energy supply to Viet Nam to help meet the country's growing energy demand. The project will help unlock Lao PDR's significant untapped wind resource potential and provide social and economic benefits to the country in the form of employment, improved infrastructure, increased regional connectivity, and revenues through collection of royalties, lease payments, and taxes.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lockhart, Robert S.
    Private Sector Operations Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    3 November 2022
  • Country/Economy
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Monsoon Wind Power Project
Project Number 55205-001
Borrower / Company Monsoon Wind Power Company Limited
Country / Economy Lao People's Democratic Republic
Location Attapeu, Sekong
Type or Modality of Assistance
0861 Grant Asian Development Fund USD 10.00 million Approved
4243 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 150.00 million Approved
8425 Loan Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia I USD 10.00 million Approved
8426 Loan Leading Asia's Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) USD 20.00 million Approved
8427 Loan Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia II (CFPS II) USD 30.00 million Approved
CF110 B-Loan Other DFIs and/or commercial lenders USD 450.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Lockhart, Robert S.
Project Sponsor(s) ACEN Renewables International
BCPG Public Company Limited
Impact Electrons Siam Group
MITSUBISHI CORPORATION
SMP Consultation Sole Company Limited
Description The project entails a wind power project with a contracted capacity of 600-megawatt (MW) to be constructed in Lao PDR that will export and sell electricity into neighboring Viet Nam. It will be the first wind power project in Lao PDR, the largest in Southeast Asia, and the first cross-border in Asia. The project will provide a substantial source of clean renewable energy supply to Viet Nam to help meet the country's growing energy demand. The project will help unlock Lao PDR's significant untapped wind resource potential and provide social and economic benefits to the country in the form of employment, improved infrastructure, increased regional connectivity, and revenues through collection of royalties, lease payments, and taxes.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 02 Sep 2021
Credit Committee Meeting 12 Sep 2022
Approval 03 Nov 2022
Last PDS Update 11 Nov 2022

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Title Document Type Document Date
Monsoon Wind Power Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Aug 2022

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Monsoon Wind Power Project: Draft Environment and Social Impact Assessment Environment and Social Impact Assessments Oct 2022
Monsoon Wind Power Project: Draft Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2022
Monsoon Wind Power Project: Draft Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Sep 2022
Monsoon Wind Power Project: Draft Environment and Social Impact Assessment Environment and Social Impact Assessments Apr 2022

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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