Energy policy and administration
Cambodia presents power development masterplan, national energy efficiency policy
Cambodia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy on Thursday hosted an energy forum here to present the recently approved Power Development Masterplan (PDP) and National Energy Efficiency Policy (NEEP). ...
Khmer Times Staff
Cambodia faces serious energy dilemma between security, sustainability
Energy dilemma stares at Cambodia. Even as the Royal Government set energy as one of the priorities of its economic policies for development, it has been facing a challenging dilemma between maintaining energy security and the requirement of promoting energy sustainability over the last few ...
Cambodia, Singapore to enhance energy cooperation
Cambodia and Singapore signed the memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation, paving the way to energy transition infrastructure development and investment opportunities in energy connectivity in the ASEAN region. ...
Cambodia to launch energy efficiency policy soon
Cambodia will soon launch its National Energy Efficiency Policy that aims to create a more resilient and low-carbon energy sector, said Say Samal, Minister of Environment recently. ...
CDC fast-tracks work on auto, electronics industry roadmap
The government is revving up the preparation of an official singular roadmap for the development of the automotive and electronics sectors, which industry insiders expect will provide additional tax incentives to encourage electric vehicle (EV) adoption and imports. ...
Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030
The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed progress towards universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels and technology, and fallout from the war in Ukraine could result in further setbacks, according to a UN-backed report, published on June 1. ...
Khmer Times Staff
CCF inspections uncover near-50% fuel fraud rates
Officials from of the General-Directorate of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention (CCF) inspected fuel businesses at 101 locations nationwide and revealed 46 sellers had cheated customers by selling regular fuel as super gasoline. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...