Thailand’s Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department is reviewing plans for two hydroelectric dam projects on the Lower Mekong river.

The proposed Pamong and Ban Koum dams on the Mekong river near Loei and Ubon Ratchathani provinces would be the first dams on the Lower Mekong river, which runs through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

A US$2.4M feasibility study for the projects is underway with Panya Consultants conducting preliminary studies at seven potential sites.