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CSOs cheer coal, hydro ban

A group of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) applauded Minister of Environment Say Samal’s affirmation of Cambodia’s commitment to refrain from developing any new coal-fired power plants and from building any new hydropower dams along the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-cheer-coal-hydro-ban

Agriculture sector sees promising future for solar-power equipment

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said solar-powered agricultural equipment had the potential to help Cambodia’s farmers withstand the impacts of climate change and that it could also reduce production costs and greenhouse gas emissions for the Kingdom’s agriculture sector. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-sector-sees-promising-future-solar-power-equipment

New solar power plants of 495 MW to come online in 2023

Seven solar power plants of 495 megawatts will be online in 2023 pushing up the supply of such source to represent 20 percent of the total installed power capacity. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964110/new-solar-power-plants-of-495-mw-to-come-online-in-2023/

Solar slated to add 495MW by 2023

Cambodia will add 495MW of solar power capacity from seven projects by 2023, which will represent “20 per cent” of the total energy supply by then, as the world looks to harness the sun as a key source of renewable electric power in the fight ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/solar-slated-add-495mw-2023

Clean Energy Week arrives as China slams brakes on coal plants

EnergyLab Cambodia has launched its Clean Energy Week online campaign to showcase the opportunities clean energy can bring to Cambodia, running from October 21-28. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clean-energy-week-arrives-china-slams-brakes-coal-plants

Mine, energy sector air snags

The far too frequent inspections of mining sites by the different sets of authorities and exceedingly high costs of the equipment required to supply electricity to mining- and energy-related businesses remain a couple of the predominant issues hobbling the sector. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mine-energy-sector-air-snags

Cambodia’s Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 Dam attaches great importance to staff development

Cambodia’s Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 Dam attaches great importance to staff development. The Lower Sesan 2 Hydro Power dam in Cambodia’s Stung Treng Province, was jointly funded and constructed by China Huaneng Group, Royal Group, Cambodia and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). It is managed ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50936737/cambodias-hydro-power-lower-sesan-2-dam-attaches-great-importance-to-staff-development/

Kingdom commits to produce more renewable energy

Cambodia is committed to incorporating more renewable energy into a new Ministry of Mines and Energy master plan, to mitigate the carbon footprint of the Kingdom’s socio-economic development, according to minister Suy Sem on September 16. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-commits-produce-more-renewable-energy

Villages reach 99 % electrification

The electrification rate of all villages across the country has now reached 99% as of September this year since works have been accelerated to connect them  to the power grid. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929760/villages-reach-99-electrification/

Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II hydropower station provides bright future for relocated villagers

“If there had not been this project, we would have still been living in hardship, using kerosene-burning lamps or batteries,” Souy For, a 51-year-old father of two, said of a new power station in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924780/cambodias-lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-station-provides-bright-future-for-relocated-villagers/

Electricite du Cambodge announces power outages from today to August 22

Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) has issued a notification on its implementation of repair, replacement, installation of equipment and dismantling of power lines  for 4 days from August 19, 2021 to August 22, 2021 in some areas according to the time and place as detailed below. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50919180/electricite-du-cambodge-announces-power-outages-from-today-to-august-22/

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant protects the environment and provides clean energy in Cambodia

In July, the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia issued a certificate to the Lower Sesan II Hydropower plant in recognition of the company’s achievements in fish protection. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918128/lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-plant-protects-the-environment-and-provides-clean-energy-in-cambodia/

HRW politicises human rights with a biased report attacking Cambodian dam project

Human rights are for humanity, not for Human Rights Watch (HRW). Human rights must be understood and approached based on the context and the stage of nation building and state building. ...

Suos Yara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50917270/hrw-politicises-human-rights-with-a-biased-report-attacking-cambodian-dam-project/

Government disputes HRW report

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra has responded to a report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which claimed that the construction of the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam had undermined human rights in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-disputes-hrw-report

Scheduled power cuts announced for Phnom Penh and some provinces

Electricite du Cambodge has announced the following power outages for Phnom Penh and some provinces in order to carry out repair work, replace equipment and dismantle network lines to make way for road widening work: ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50863303/scheduled-power-cuts-announced-for-phnom-penh-and-some-provinces/

80MW wind farm project in Kampot hits EdC price snag

French-owned The Blue Circle’s 80MW wind power investment project in Kampot province has hit an impasse, as its proposed $0.068 per kWh tariff rate for the national grid exceeds what state-run energy supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) is willing to pay, according to a Ministry ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/80mw-wind-farm-project-kampot-hits-edc-price-snag

New Pursat dam project 90% finished

The construction of the Damnak Chheu Krom dam in Pursat province – consisting of one main levee and over 90km of irrigation canals – is now is over 90 per cent complete and is expected to go online by next month. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-pursat-dam-project-90-finished

Kingdom seeks buyers for crude amid discouraging production

The government and Singaporean oil exploration firm KrisEnergy Ltd are actively working together to find markets for the crude oil produced offshore Cambodia and to plan for further steps in resource development for Block A, according to a senior government official. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-seeks-buyers-crude-amid-discouraging-production

Oddar Meanchey coal power plant set for next year

A 265MW coal-fired power plant in Oddar Meanchey province is scheduled to begin operations early next year as construction of the plant’s infrastructure and transmission line connecting to East Siem Reap Substation nears completion, according to deputy provincial governor Di Rado. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/oddar-meanchey-coal-power-plant-set-next-year

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