|Country:||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Year:||1997 (Aug 30th)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||1997 (Aug 30th)|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>Power|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Lao National Assembly|
|Legal References:||No. 02-97/NA - I 2/4/1997|
The Electricity Law of 1997 aims to set standards for administration, production, transmission, distribution, and import/exports of electricity in the most effective way.
The government supports investment in electricity operation, in particular hydropower. Investments could be conducted as per the following investment models:
Electricity companies may take up one of the listed models of development, among others:
Investors are obliged to submit an environmental impact evaluation, including flood risk mitigation strategies for areas below the hydropower dam.
Electricity companies engaging in production, transmission, distribution, exports, imports, or development of electricity need to apply for licensing approval from the government of Lao PDR and register according to the Business Law. Exemptions of licensing approval apply to the construction of small-scale hydropower dam with less than 2 MW generation capacity due to minor environmental impacts.
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