23 May The World Bank selects Gesto to assess the Hydro Potential in Laos
Gesto was selected by the World Bank to perform the assessment of the hydro potential in LAOS. This project, to be developed to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, is part of the World Bank leaded ESMAP initiative and consists on the assessment of small and medium hydropower potential and identification of potentially viable sites.
The kick-off meeting was held on the city of Vientiane on the 22nd of May 2017 and the final results of the project are expected by May 2018.
Besides the evaluation of the hydropower potential, Gesto will identified and characterize the best hydro projects. The identified projects will be prioritized considering a multi-criteria analyzes and by a gradual screening as the information is gathered and the analysis undertaken becomes more thorough and complete. Site visits will occur at 30 of the most promising sites. Pre-feasibility studies will be carried out.