Energy

Electricity production

Five new solar farms to be connected to the national grid

Solar farms across five provinces are being launched this year, according to the Ministry of Mine and Energy. In its annual report, the ministry stated five solar parks are having their construction works accelerated so they can be connected to the national grid as soon ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692029/five-new-solar-farms-to-be-connected-to-the-national-grid

Gov’t to spend $50M to cut electricity tax for industries

The government will spend some $50 million in subsidies to reduce electricity tariffs by $0.01 per kilowatt-hour for the industrial and agricultural sectors from this month, Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official Victor Jona said on Sunday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-spend-50m-cut-electricity-tax-industries

Electricity investment exceeds $6B

The government attracted more than $6 billion in electricity investment between 2006 and the end of last year. This is in response to rising electricity demands and is in line with government goals to reduce its cost for both commercial and residential users. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electricity-investment-exceeds-6b

Cambodia’s power supply up nearly 30 percent as demand increases

Because of the increasing demand for power consumption and a rise in development activies, power supply in the Kingdom has increased sharply, according to a report by the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50690046/cambodias-power-supply-up-nearly-30-percent-as-demand-increases

Council of Ministers approves two coal-fired plants, transmission line

The Council of Ministers has approved two coal-fired power plant projects and a transmission line worth nearly $1.7 billion, a plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers heard on Friday. The project is in line with the government master plan for the development of additional ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-ministers-approves-two-coal-fired-plants-transmission-line

Groups voice concerns over new dam

Civil society organisations working on water management in Cambodia have expressed concern that Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and the existing upper Mekong River dam project will potentially cause more transnational impacts on hydrologic flow, movement of fish and sediment. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688101/groups-voice-concerns-over-new-dam

Countries urge Laos to conduct dam impact studies

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday reiterated concerns over Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and urged the country to conduct more studies on potential environmental and social impacts. The proposed project would be built in Houygno village in the province, approximately 25 kilometres from ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687612/countries-urge-laos-to-conduct-dam-impact-studies

Firm completes purchase of solar project in Banteay Meanchey

Thailand-based energy company B Grimm Power Plc’s wholly-owned subsidiary, B Grimm Solar Power 1, has completed its acquisition of Cambodia’s Ray Power Supply Co Ltd. “[Ray Power] would like to update the progress [of the transaction]. The share transfer has officially completed and approval from ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-completes-purchase-solar-project-banteay-meanchey

One cent off of electricity costs for industrial sector

The government is poised to reduce the price of electricity by 40 riel ($0.01) per kilowatt-hour for the industrial sector next month, said Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Tuesday. Insiders lauded the announcement but called on the government to improve the quality ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/one-cent-electricity-costs-industrial-sector

Losing dolphins for more hydropower

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower dam in Laos has affected the habitats of Mekong River dolphins, causing their numbers to dwindle in Stung Treng province. The dwindling numbers are causing a decline in tourists who wish to see them, resulting in loss of ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50682044/losing-dolphins-for-more-hydropower

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted

Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River. According to Reuters, the dam began operations and connected its power grid to the Kingdom earlier ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50681288/lao-dam-impact-on-dolphin-migration-highlighted

$4M solar farm investment launched in the Kingdom

Pestech International, a Malaysian company that specialises in solar power technology and infrastructure, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom.​​ The Edge Markets reported yesterday that Pestech has acquired a 94 percent stake in Green Sustainable Ventures (Cambodia). The investment is worth $4 million, according ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680533/4m-solar-farm-investment-launched-in-the-kingdom

Investment on ‘waste to energy’ boosted

Investment on converting waste to energy in Cambodia has been boosted as part of urban garbage management in what officials said would help to keep the country clean and generate power for the grid. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679839/investment-on-waste-to-energy-boosted

Firm set to launch 150MW solar power plants in Kingdom

Jinkosolar Holding Co Ltd has announced it is to supply photovoltaic panels for three solar power plants in Cambodia with a combined capacity of 150MW. New York Stock Exchange-listed JinkoSolar said Cheetah solar panels will be installed at two photovoltaic power stations in Pursat province’s ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-set-launch-150mw-solar-power-plants-kingdom

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests

The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month. In a press release obtained yesterday, the MRC said the tests are being conducted in China’s Jinghong hydropower station ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675730/mekong-levels-to-drop-as-china-conducts-equipment-tests

Council OKs energy projects

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has granted official licences approving two projects with a combined capital investment of $100 million in the energy sector, it said on Wednesday.​ The projects are a $71 million power line network in Preah Sihanouk province developed by ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/council-oks-energy-projects

Preah Dak chosen for ‘one village, one light bulb’ pilot

Preah Dak, one of 36 villages in Banteay Srei district, in Siem Reap province, has been chosen as the model for the “one village, one light bulb” project. The 518 houses in the village will be equipped with solar panels to generate power at no ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-dak-chosen-one-village-one-light-bulb-pilot

Turkish investors eye electronics, electricity production in Kingdom

Turkish investors have expressed interest in seeking investment partners in Cambodia in the electricity production and electronics sectors. Guven Uckan, the head of the Electrical Electronics and Services Exporters’ Association (EESEA), said Cambodia had great potential for investment, with a number of Turkish investors currently doing ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/turkish-investors-eye-electronics-electricity-production-kingdom

National Assembly says yes to four solar projects

Four solar projects, representing a total output of 140 megawatts, were approved during a plenary session of the National Assembly yesterday. Each solar farm will be built in a different province – Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Pursat, and Svay Rieng. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50672968/national-assembly-says-yes-to-four-solar-projects

Two coal power plants built in Preah Sihanouk

The locally owned Cambodia International Investment and Development Group (CIIDG) and China Huadian Hong Kong Co Ltd (CHDHK) are partnering to build two coal-fired power plants in Preah Sihanouk province. With capital investment of around $1 billion, the facilities will be able to produce some ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two-coal-power-plants-built-preah-sihanouk

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