Mini-grid Webinar Series 2019
1st Webinar: Mini-Grid Reliability: The Role of Training Centers for Micro/Mini Hydropower: It will feature the training centers that provide local capacity building for the development, operation, and maintenance of community-based micro hydro projects.
28 March 2019, 11 a.m. CET, (Registration link)
Organizers: Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET), Energypedia and WISIONS of Sustainability initiative
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= Introduction =
Loas is a land-locked country in the South Asia. In terms of energy generation from renewable energy sources, 56% of energy comes from hydro, 22% from biogas, 11% from solar and the remaining 11% from biomass. Therefore, hydro is the main source for electricity generation in Loas. In terms of primary energy demand, 80% of the demand is met by renewable energy sources and 20% by non renewable energy sources. The renewable energy sources include biomass (68% of the total demand), hydro (12% of the total demand). The non-renewable energy sources include oil (17% of total demand) and coal (3% of the total demand). <ref name="ASEAN">http://aseanrenewables.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LA-Laos_Rev01.pdf </ref>
= Electricity Situation =
The figure below shows the electricity tariff in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. <ref name="ASEAN">http://aseanrenewables.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LA-Laos_Rev01.pdf </ref>[[File:Laos Electricity Tariff.PNG|border|671px|Electricity Tariff in Laos|alt=Electricity Tariff in Laos]]
= Introduction =
= Energy Situation =
= Renewable Energy =
For information about the cookstove market in Laos , please refer to the publication: [[:File:The Lao Cookbook - People and Their Stoves.pdf|The Lao Cookbook - People and Their Stoves.pdf]]
= Fossil Fuels =
= Key Problems of the Energy Sector =
= Institutional Set up in the Energy Sector =
= Policy =
Being a member of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Economic Cooperation, it has a potential to cooperate with its neighbouring countries , especially in power trading. The Electricity Laws (1997) sets the background for public-private partnership model while the Investment Laws (2009) provide necessary financial incentives like import duty free, profit tax exemption and subsidies to attract investments.<ref name="ASEAN">http://aseanrenewables.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LA-Laos_Rev01.pdf </ref>
= References =
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