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Coal-fired power plant to come online in S’ville this month

A 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant will start producing energy this month in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, according to a high-ranking energy official. The plant is seen as an important element in the government’s strategy to deal with the current energy shortage. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666710/coal-fired-power-plant-to-come-online-in-sville-this-month/

German, Finnish generators to produce 400MW

Two generators worth some $400 million that the government bought from Germany and Finland earlier this year will generate an additional 400MW of electricity by June next year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Monday. This will help reduce dry season ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/german-finnish-generators-produce-400mw

Subsidies spark cheaper energy

Cambodia plans to spend more than $100 million on subsidies by 2021 to reduce electricity tariffs in a move to spur economic growth and relieve the financial burden on businesses and households, a senior government official said. Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Ratanak told reporters ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/subsidies-spark-cheaper-energy

Gov’t and private sector to discuss solar home system guidelines

The Ministry of Mines and Energy and several local solar companies will meet today for a consultative workshop on guidelines for solar home systems (SHS). The workshop aims to gather market data, analyse examples of good practice in the industry and discuss the challenges experienced ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664003/govt-and-private-sector-to-discuss-solar-home-system-guidelines/

Preah Sihanouk province poised to generate power from recycled waste

Chinese-owned Li Yu Heng Cambodia Construction expressed its plan to invest in using recycled waste to generate power for consumption in Preah Sihanouk province. The plan was hatched due to the rising demand for electricity as business and investment activities are growing in the province. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/preah-sihanouk-province-poised-generate-power-recycled-waste

‘Solar energy will fill shortages,’ says Jona

Thai firm B Grimm Power Pcl has invested in a 30MW solar project in Cambodia, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Wednesday. Jona, who is the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that he welcomed the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/solar-energy-will-fill-shortages-says-jona

B.Grimm buys 30MW solar plant under development in Cambodia

Thai firm B. Grimm Power has extended its interest in PV in Southeast Asia by investing in a 30MW solar project to be set up in Cambodia. The ground-mount system is slated for development in Serie Saophoan, Banteay Meanchey Province. Company subsidiary B.Grimm Solar Power entered ...

Tom Kenning
https://www.pv-tech.org/news/b.grimm-buys-30mw-solar-plant-under-development-in-cambodia

Kingdom to import 200MW from Lao hydropower plant

Cambodia plans to import 200MW of electricity from Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower plant early next year to curb power shortages this coming dry season, with the transmission line network scheduled for completion later this year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-import-200mw-lao-hydropower-plant

Hun Sen says water levels may cause power cuts in capital

Speaking at the official launch of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen said steps to increase the power supply are ongoing and apologised for any inconvenience caused if blackouts do occur. ...

Khmer Times staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/658075/hun-sen-says-water-levels-may-cause-power-cuts-in-capital/

Kingdom poised to ink deal for first wind farm

The government and French-owned The Blue Circle (Cambodia) Co Ltd will soon sign an agreement to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The agreement comes as the government has made efforts to diversify its power ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-poised-ink-deal-first-wind-farm

ISDN in tie-up to build Cambodia power plant

Mainboard-listed ISDN Holdings has taken a 33 per cent stake in a joint venture that will build an 80MW hydroelectric power plant in Cambodia. ...

The Straits Times staff
https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/isdn-in-tie-up-to-build-cambodia-power-plant

Kingdom lays out the welcome mat for renewable energy investment

The government welcomes investment from Germany in the Kingdom’s solar and renewable energy sector as local demand for electricity continues to rise between 15 to 20 per cent annually, Ministry of Mines and Energy official Victor Jona said on Tuesday in Phnom Penh. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-lays-out-welcome-mat-renewable-energy-investment

Japanese firm acquires stake at upcoming Pursat hydropower plant

Japanese power firm eRex Co Ltd announced last week its involvement in the construction and management of an 80-megawatt hydropower plant in Pursat province. The Tokyo-based company plans to invest $23.5 million to secure a 34 percent stake in the project, with Asia Energy Power Co. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655887/oil-exploration-in-kompong-som-basin-off-to-a-promising-start/

S’pore firm announces plans for local solar sector

Singapore-based Indochina Energy Partners is focusing on rooftop solar installations in three Southeast Asian nations, including Cambodia. According to a report by ScanAsia released Monday, IEP is working on rooftop photovoltaic panel installations in Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644868/spore-firm-announces-plans-for-local-solar-sector/

Chinese firms propose 150-MW hydropower dam

Chinese firms have proposed a new hydroelectric power project on Koh Kong’s Tatay river. Chint Group and Sinomach-HE recently asked the Ministry of Mines and Energy for permission to begin a feasibility study on a project to build a 150-megawatt hydropower dam on the Tatay river, ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50644907/chinese-firms-propose-150-mw-hydropower-dam/

Koh Kong’s first coal-fired plant up in the air: Ministry

The investors of a project to build the first coal-fired power plant in Koh Kong province are still looking for buyers, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643517/koh-kongs-first-coal-fired-plant-up-in-the-air-ministry/

Prime Road Alternative wins rights to 60MW solar farm

Prime Road Alternative Company Limited won construction rights to a 60MW solar farm project at an auction, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). An ADB press release released last week shows that the auction, which was conducted by Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), ended with ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prime-road-alternative-wins-rights-60mw-solar-farm

NGOs praise solar energy push

Six non-governmental organisations on Tuesday praised the government’s decision to increase electricity generated by solar panels up to 20 percent of national output by 2023. The organisations included the NGO Forum on Cambodia, 3s Rivers Protection Network, My Village, Culture and Environment Preservation Association, Fisheries ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638118/ngos-praise-solar-energy-push/

Chinese firm inks deal with SNTP on electricity supply in Preah Sihanouk

The China Machine-Building International Corporation (CMIC) – affiliated to Sinomach subsidiary CNEG – has signed a cooperation agreement with Cambodia’s SNTP Company on providing electricity in Preah Sihanouk province, according to a company press release. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-inks-deal-sntp-electricity-supply-preah-sihanouk

Construction date yet to be set for $1.3B coal-fired station

A nearly $1.3 billion coal-fired power station project in Preah Sihanouk province is still in the research and development stage with a construction date still not set, a Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman told The Post. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/construction-date-yet-be-set-13b-coal-fired-station

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