Malaysia inks cross-border power deal with Thailand and Laos

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Maximus Ongkili (centre with red tie) posing for photographs with Asean energy ministers and their delegation during the 35th Asean Minister on Energy Meeting in Manila, Philippines today. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 27, 2017.

MALAYSIA will be able to purchase up to 100mw of hydropower from Laos starting next year, thanks to the signing of the Energy Purchase of Wheeling Agreement between Malaysia, Laos and Thailand.

The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry said the multilateral cross-border power trading agreement is the first in Asean and was inked by the representatives of the power companies involved.

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