Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations.

The plant is operated by Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, which received the Commercial Operation Date certificate from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand on Sept. 5.

Nam Ngiep 1, on the Nam Ngiep River between Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Thailand, consists of a dam 167 m high and 530 m long at its crest and two power stations, the Main Power Station with a capacity of 270 MW and the Re-Regulation Power Station with a capacity of 20 MW. Electricity from the Main Power Station is supplied to

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