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ABOUT THIS ISSUE

The "Viewpoint" colthat more than 70% of
It is confident
umn, "Electricite Du Laos
the population had acthat it will achieve
Builds the Electric Syscess to electricity, and
its objectives
tem of the Future," is auplans called for that to be
and facilitate
thored by Patrick Avery.
increased to more than
Avery states that over
80% by 2014. This growth
the continued
the past ten years, Elechas dramatically imimprovement
tricite du Laos (EDL) has
proved citizens' quality
of its customers'
experienced significant
of life in Laos, but the
quality of life.
load growth on its elecload has grown faster
tric system, resulting in a
than EDL could upgrade
2012 unemployment
its electrical system, rerate of only 1.3%, according to Factfish. In
sulting in frequent, prolonged power
2011, the Laotian government reported
outages. This column reports on how

EDL is in the process of transforming
the Laos power system from a traditional manually operated power system
with frequent prolonged power outages
to an innovative self-healing automated
grid. Although it will take EDL about
three years to fully implement its new
system, it is confident that it will
achieve its objectives and facilitate the
continued improvement of its customers' quality of life.
We hope that you enjoy the variety
of articles included in this special issue.

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