Energy

Senate posed to sign off on 1,000 mW power project

The Senate will convene today for an extraordinary session to discuss the approval of three new power plants which will cumulatively generate nearly 1,000 mW. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708399/senate-posed-to-sign-off-on-1000-mw-power-project/

Sun still shines brightly on nation’s solar plans

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic effectively pressing the pause button on many upcoming construction projects in the country, four major solar projects are still on schedule and expected to start generating power to the grid by the end of 2020. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708027/sun-still-shines-brightly-on-nations-solar-plans/

Malaysian firm to build substation

Malaysian-based electrical power technology company Pestech International Bhd inked a contract to construct the $7.34 million 230/11kV Okvau Transmission Substation, leading Malaysian business publisher The Edge Media Group Pte Ltd reported on Thursday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/malaysian-firm-build-substation

National Assembly approves 1,000 MW coal-fired plant projects

National Assembly this morning approved coal-fired power projects with a production capacity of nearly 1,000MW. The approval was made in an extraordinary parliamentary session chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of NA, with 108 lawmakers in attendance. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/category/national/

New power supply will miss dry seaon because of virus

The combined 400 mega Watt (mW) supply of power plants proposed to run on heavy fuel oil in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will not generate power as planned in the first part of this year because construction has been suspended by COVID-19. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705761/new-power-supply-will-miss-dry-seaon-because-of-virus/

Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the tens of thousands of people whose livelihood depend upon its rich resources. ...

Rebecca Ratcliffe
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/20/cambodia-scraps-plans-for-mekong-hydropower-dams

Cambodian official: no new dams planned for Mekong mainstream before 2030

A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-official-no-new-dams-planned-for-mekong-mainstream-before-2030/5332171.html

Gasoline prices to fall

Petrol and diesel prices will continue to decrease this year in Cambodia due to global tensions, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gasoline-prices-fall

$800K dam deal inked to provide clean water

The Chinese-owned Sinohydro Kamchay Hydroelectric Project Co will start construction of an $800,000 overflow dam in Prek Kampong Bai, Kampot province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700257/800k-dam-deal-inked-to-provide-clean-water

Cambodia power up

The first phase of the $380 million HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-powers

Wind power project deal expected this year

The government expects to sign an agreement with French-owned Blue Circle to develop a wind farm project within the first half of the year, the director-general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department of Energy Victor Jona said on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wind-power-project-deal-expected-year

Stakeholders visiting dam call Lao Hydro developer to share data

Cambodian, Thai and Vietnamese stakeholders have urged Xayaburi hydropower developer to share information on its hydropower plant in northern Laos, Mekong River Commission said. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693643/stakeholders-visiting-dam-call-lao-hydro-developer-to-share-data

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

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