Energy

Royal Government aims to boost EV inventory to 30k units by 2030

The Cambodian government aims to increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in its inventory to 30,000 by 2030 according to the National Policy on the Development of EVs 2024-2030, which was released on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501521705/royal-government-aims-to-boost-ev-inventory-to-30k-units-by-2030/

Japan to provide $50M for Phnom Penh power project

The Japanese government has agreed to provide eight billion yen (about $50 million) in financing the Phnom Penh City Electricity Transmission and Distribution System Expansion Project. ...

Man​oj ​Mat​hew​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501520191/japan-to-provide-50m-for-phnom-penh-power-project/

Cambodia steps up renewable energy push

Cambodia is accelerating its transition to renewable energy to meet the growing energy demand and combat climate change, making clean energy a good investment option as well. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501515050/cambodia-steps-up-renewable-energy-push/

Import of petrol, diesel up 23 percent to $1 billion

Cambodia’s imports of petroleum and diesel were up 23 percent to $1.06 billion in the first five months this year, according to a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE). ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501509730/import-of-petrol-diesel-up-23-percent-to-1-billion/

Electricity outages a hurdle for businesses in Cambodia

Cambodian businesses face more basic infrastructure problems like electricity outages than their ASEAN peers, according to a recent World Bank report. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501508284/electricity-outages-a-hurdle-for-businesses-in-cambodia/

Korean firm plans to invest in Kingdom’s clean energy sector

A delegation from Hyuckjin Energy Plant Engineering, a company that deals with environmentally specialized businesses with high-tech and ecotechnology is keen on converting Cambodia’s waste into clean energy, using about 100 tonnes of waste to create 25 megawatts of electricity per day. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501487848/korean-firm-plans-to-invest-in-kingdoms-clean-energy-sector/

CHN Energy to explore renewable power potential in Kingdom

CHN Energy Investment Group Co. LTD, a state-owned mining and energy company in China, has proposed energy investment focusing on renewable power sources – solar PV and hydropower dams. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470291/chn-energy-to-explore-renewable-power-potential-in-kingdom/

Mekong electrification $600M project gets first tranche of $120M

The project to electrify Cambodia’s river systems, which is expected to cost a total of $600 million over five years, received its first tranche of $120 million in funding. The funding came in from the commercial arm of a major multilateral bank. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501458780/mekong-electrification-600m-project-gets-first-tranche-of-120m/

FreshStart Energy seeks investment opportunities in Cambodia

In the afternoon of March 2, 2024, Prime Minister Hun Manet, received Mario Vecchio, Chief Executive Officer and President of FreshStart Energy, for a courtesy call and discussion on the occasion of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, Australia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501449392/freshstart-energy-seeks-investment-opportunities-in-cambodia/

Cambodia expects over million EVs by next decade

Cambodia is expecting to have over a million electric two and three-wheelers in the country between 2030 and 2040 and about 100,000 electric cars between 2035 and 2042, according to the Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap for Charging Stations, released recently by the Ministry of Public ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501437127/cambodia-expects-over-million-evs-by-next-decade/

Cambodia’s regional power grid bid gets ADB support

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), yesterday, supported Cambodia’s push for the establishment of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG), sharing a vision to enhance the region’s green energy security. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501436267/cambodias-regional-power-grid-bid-gets-adb-support/

Renewable energy to give 70% of power in Cambodia this year

Renewable energy sources will account for nearly 70 percent of Cambodia’s electricity this year, said Sun Chanthol, Deputy Prime Minister and First Vice President of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, recently. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501429249/renewable-energy-to-give-70-of-power-in-cambodia-this-year/

Minister of Environment supports investors who wish to increase employment for local communities

Dr. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of the Environment, fully welcomed and supported investors who wish to increase employment for local communities and help keep Cambodia’s environment clean by investing in renewable energy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501429737/minister-of-environment-supports-investors-who-wish-to-increase-employment-for-local-communities/

Cambodia imports oil products worth $2.17 bln in 2023

Cambodia’s imports of diesel fuel and petroleum oil declined by 7.6 percent in 2023, according to a report from the General Department of Customs and Excise on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501423161/cambodia-imports-oil-products-worth-2-17-bln-in-2023/

Solar to remain fastest growing power source

At an annual growth rate of 14.34 percent, the fastest growth in electricity generation in the Kingdom will be in the solar sector in the coming years, a latest study by the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia has revealed. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501419929/solar-to-remain-fastest-growing-power-source/

Cambodia’s cost of electricity to industrial users highest in region

Cambodia’s cost of electricity to industrial users remains highest in the region, which in turn is contributing towards the increased cost of doing business, a World Bank study has pointed out.​​ ...

Sreekanth Ravindran
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501415854/cambodias-cost-of-electricity-to-industrial-users-highest-in-region/

Unlocking the potential of energy efficiency

Cambodia has pledged to reduce energy consumption by at least 19 percent by 2030 as part of the nation’s clean energy transition. At Clean Energy Week, industry players took to the stage to explore how to achieve this. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/unlocking-the-potential-of-energy-efficiency

PM Hun Manet aborts coal power plant project in Botum Sakor district

The new government has abandoned plans to build a $1.5 billion 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power project in Botum Sakor district, Koh Kong province, deciding instead to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant. ...

Pok Ponlue and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/pm-hun-manet-aborts-coal-power-plant-project-in-botum-sakor-district/

Work on new hydropower plant in Cambodia goes smoothly

Construction work on a the Upper Tatay Hydropower Station, with a designed capacity of 150-megawatts (MWs) has been 31.5 percent completed so far, officials said on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501400180/work-on-new-hydropower-plant-in-cambodia-goes-smoothly/

Balancing Cambodia’s power grid

Strengthening and modernizing Cambodia’s power grid is key to supporting the nation’s energy transition, while providing a sustainable and stable electricity supply, experts stated during a Clean Energy Week session. ...

Marissa Carruthers
https://kiripost.com/stories/balancing-cambodias-power-grid

CDC approves two hydropower projects worth over $400 million

Two hydropower projects worth more than $400 million have been officially approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) for investment in Mondul Seima and Thmar Bang districts in Koh Kong province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501395670/cdc-approves-two-hydropower-projects-worth-over-400-million/

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