Rajah & Tann Regional Round-Up
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Issue 3 - Jul/Aug/Sep 2021

Singapore to Trial Import of Electricity from Laos

On 15 September 2021, it was announced that Singapore will trial the import of electricity from Laos via Thailand and Malaysia following an agreement between Keppel Electric Pte. Ltd. ("Keppel Electric") and Electricite Du Laos ("EDL").

The exclusive framework agreement between the two companies is part of the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LMTS-PIP) that will see the four governments studying the feasibility of cross-border power trade from Laos to Singapore.

Under the partnership, Laos' state-run EDL is to export up to 100 megawatts (MW) of power from Laos to Singapore via Thailand and Malaysia using existing interconnections, while Keppel Electric, a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, will purchase the power from EDL.

The trial electricity supply is expected to begin once all technical, commercial, legal, and regulatory arrangements have been finalised with the governments of the four ASEAN member countries and following the execution of a binding power purchase agreement between Keppel Electric and EDL which is expected to take place in 2022.

Please note that whilst the information in this Update is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of writing, it is only intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter and should not be treated as a substitute for specific professional advice.


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