Energy

Energy policy and administration

New electricity bill cuts planned to start in April

Starting on April 1, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) will continue to bring down the cost of electricity for households and enterprises in Phnom Penh and a number of provinces, according to a recent announcement by the agency. In a statement released earlier this month ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109671/new-electricity-bill-cuts-planned-start-april/

Making villages see the light

More than 60 percent of rural homes in the Kingdom will have electricity by the end of this month and all villages in the country will no longer be engulfed in pitch darkness at night when they are connected to the national grid by 2020. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26423/making-villages-see-the-light/

Power outages to hit Kandal, Phnom Penh

Electricity du Cambodge (EDC) will cut the power supply in some areas of Phnom Penh and Kandal province starting on Friday to allow for maintenance work and upgrades. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/power-outages-hit-kandal-phnom-penh

Dam firm hasn’t made good on pledge: locals

Some 100 people from five villages in Oddar Meanchey’s Chongkal district protested over the weekend against a hydropower dam project built by Chinese firm Sinohydro, claiming they have yet to be compensated for their eventual displacement when the flood gates close in the next few ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-firm-hasnt-made-good-pledge-locals

Nuclear power plant planned

The Cambodian and Russian governments have signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to help build a nuclear power plant in the Kingdom, despite previous statements saying the opposite and with no timeline as to when such a plant would be built, according to the Ministry ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25333/nuclear-power-plant-planned/

Power out for 24 hours in Stung Treng

Power went out for more than a full day in Stung Treng province starting on Monday afternoon due to a storm in Laos, officials said yesterday, only worsening the situation for residents coping with scorching temperatures.   ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/power-out-for-24-hours-in-stung-treng-112128/

Protest follows failure to lower electric rates

Citizens in two communes in Svay Rieng and another in Prey Veng yesterday protested their high power bills after a local electric company failed to lower its price to 800 riel per kilowatt-hour as promised.   ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protest-follows-failure-lower-electric-rates

Renewables can replace fossil fuels by 2050: WWF

Cambodia can realistically get 90 per cent of its energy from wind, solar and biomass by 2050, the World Wildlife Federation found in a new report published yesterday. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/renewables-can-replace-fossil-fuels-2050-wwf

UN envoy meets with Sesan villagers to discuss dam site

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Sunday promised villagers in Stung Treng province who are set to be displaced by the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam that she would raise their plight with the government, a village representative said.    ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-envoy-meets-with-sesan-villagers-to-discuss-dam-site-110475/

More power outages in store for pp locales

Parts of Phnom Penh experienced scheduled power outages yesterday, as a result of state power company Electricite du Cambodge moving power poles to make way for road widening, the EDC said yesterday. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-power-outages-store-pp-locales

Government regulates gas prices

Gas stations around the country will be required to sell their products at a standardized price and any that overcharge will be fined, the government said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22638/government-regulates-gas-prices/

Mirach finalizing plans for exploration drilling at Cambodia's block D

Mirach Energy Ltd. reported Tuesday that the company is currently finalizing plans to conduct exploration drilling at Block D in Cambodia following the approval by the Cambodians Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to extend the exploration period for the permit till December 2018. ...

Rigzone Staff
http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/143316/Mirach_Finalizing_Plans_for_Exploration_Drilling_at_Cambodias_Block_D

Gov’t urges business to invest in power

The government is calling for more private investment in the energy sector to meet rising demand from households and industry, a senior official from state-owned Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21856//

New body to address Sesan dam concerns

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has created a committee to resolve compensation and resettlement issues for 1,000 families displaced by the controversial Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-body-address-sesan-dam-concerns

Netherlands to bring clean stove auction to Cambodia

A pilot project to bring clean-burning portable stoves to Cambodia was announced on Monday by the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), which hopes to expand the venture to neighboring Laos and Vietnam. ...

Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/netherlands-to-bring-clean-stove-auction-to-cambodia-106121/

Solar power in the spotlight

The government should invest more in sustainable energy, with a focus on solar power, experts told a conference on energy security yesterday, adding that this could reduce Cambodia’s dependence on large-scale hydropower projects and coal-fired plants. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/20291/solar-power-in-the-spotlight/

On energy policy, experts and officials differ

Experts on Wednesday urged Cambodia to move away from large-scale hydropower and coal projects and toward more environmentally friendly sources of power or risk long-term energy insecurity, following the launch of a report by investment and advisory firm Mekong Strategic Partners in Phnom Penh. ...

Tej Parikh
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/on-energy-policy-experts-and-officials-differ-105945/

Cambodia lags behind 2020 power target

Cambodia is lagging behind its target to achieve nationwide electrification by 2020, the head of the country’s electricity regulator warned Tuesday. ...

Prashanth Parameswaran
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/cambodia-lags-behind-2020-power-target/

Tycoon senator opens up on Thai power deal

Cambodia’s electricity generation reached 2.714 billion kilowatt hours last year, of which 1.851 million KWh was generated by hydro dams and 863.02 million KWh by coal-powered plants. Household access to electricity rose 18.8 percent, compared to 2013, according a report from Cambodia’s Electricity Authority.    ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19173/tycoon-senator-opens-up-on-thai-power-deal/

Villagers protest electricity towers near their homes

Around 100 people upset over the installation of new electricity transmission towers by the national electricity company, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), protested on Friday morning in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district to demand a halt in the placement of the towers, or suitable compensation, protesters and officials ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-protest-electricity-towers-near-their-homes-102162/

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