March 17, 2021
Laos Grants 25-Year Power Grid Concession to Chinese-Majority Firm
By Sebastian Strangio
The deal will deepen China's involvement in the Lao government's goal of transforming itself into the "battery of Southeast Asia."
January 14, 2021
In the Face of Criticism, Laos Pushes Ahead With Four Mekong Dams
By Luke Hunt
But costs and competition could leave the putative "battery of Southeast Asia" running on empty.
June 29, 2016
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
In a remote mountain village of northern Laos, a community has developed their own electrical grid, yet faces an uncertain future.
August 13, 2015
Laos Gets Plugged In
By Paul Pryce
The Southeast Asian nation is relying heavily on dams to meet domestic and regional demand for energy.