Energy

MRC releases new guidelines for Mekong hydropower development

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) released new guidelines yesterday assessing the risks of hydropower development through an assessment of five major themes. ...

Dina Huon
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767553/mrc-releases-new-guidelines-for-mekong-hydropower-development/

Cambodia gets $127.8 million ADB loan to help expand power grid

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $127.8 million loan to support the construction of transmission lines and substations to help provide Phnom Penh and three other Cambodian provinces with stable and reliable electricity supply. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763156/cambodia-gets-127-8-million-adb-loan-to-help-expand-power-grid/

Koh Rong Sanloem ready to build first solar power station

Work on a new solar power station is set to start next month on Koh Rong Sanloem Island. The 1.25 megawatt (Mw) solar power project that was signed off this year will be constructed as two standalone solar based micro-grids that can provide electricity to ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757495/koh-rong-sanloem-ready-to-build-first-solar-power-station/

Cambodia’s energy demand drops in H1 of 2020

Energy demand has seen a decrease in the first six months of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, which had forced factories, tourism-related facilities including hotels to shut down, leading to the drop in power consumption. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755733/cambodias-energy-demand-drops-in-h1-of-2020/

New $231M Pursat dam built

Groundwork is underway on South Korean-owned SPHP (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s massive $231 million Stung Pursat I hydroelectric dam in Pursat, provincial deputy governor Khoy Rida told The Post on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-231m-pursat-dam-built

New coal-fired power plant in national park commissioned

The Kingdom’s tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group has secured 168.8 hectares of land in Koh Kong’s Botum Sakor National Park under a leasing agreement to develop a 700 megawatt (mW)  coal power plant, according to a government sub-decree. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753768/new-coal-fired-power-plant-in-national-park-commissioned/

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Station, powering agricultural development in Stung Treng

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Station, which is operated and managed by the firm China Huaneng Group, is located on the mainstream of the Sanhe River in Cambodia’s northeastern Stung Treng province. ...

Marie Lamy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751818/lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-station-powering-agricultural-development-in-stung-treng/

Chinese loan to light up 133 villages in Cambodia

The Chinese government will provide $80 million in concessional loan to Cambodia for implementing the sub-transmission electrical line project to connect 133 villages in 14 provinces to the grid. The agreement on the sub-transmission electrical line project is among 8 prioritised agreements which will be ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749640/chinese-loan-to-light-up-133-villages-in-cambodia/

Work on new power line to start next year

The construction of a power transmission line connecting the Kingdom’s south to the border with Laos is expected to be started at least by next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749700/work-on-new-power-line-to-start-next-year/

Government to power-up 133 villages

The government has decided to build nearly 3,000km of sub-transmission electrical lines to cover all rural villages, with a total project cost of about $82 million in the form of a soft loan from the Chinese government. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-power-133-villages

Feasibility study on Waste-to-Energy plant in Siem Reap province proposed

A feasibility study on waste-to-energy plant has been proposed to be conducted in Siem Reap province, aiming to convert waste to energy and keep the city clean. Proposed by China’s MIZUDA firm, the 12-megawatt waste-to-energy plant needs at least 210,000 tonnes of waste a year ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747710/feasibility-study-on-waste-to-energy-plant-in-siem-reap-province-proposed/

Talks to resume on offshore oil and gas

Thailand’s outgoing Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong expects that there will be a resumption of talks to resolve the dispute of the offshore petroleum blocks in the overlapping maritime territories between Cambodia and Thailand after a delay of 20 years, according to a Bangkok Post report.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747626/talks-to-resume-on-offshore-oil-and-gas/

Rattanakiri province connected to power grid

Cambodia’s northeastern Rattanakiri province is finally connected to the grid as the high voltage transmission line was officially put into operation carrying power generated from the Lower Sesan dam 2. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743729/rattanakiri-province-connected-to-power-grid/

Coal: A burning question

Cambodia and other Asean member states have discussed the future of the coal mining business for the power sector in the region, according to the Cambodia Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). The Ministry said the discussion was made at the Asean Coal Business Roundtable ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743466/coal-a-burning-question/

Lower Sesan II dam substation injects Ratanakkiri with 50MW more power

The 400MW Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam will provide Ratanakkiri province with 50MW of electricity via a newly completed substation that was officially launched last week, said a provincial electricity authority official. The official, who declined to be named, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lower-sesan-ii-dam-substation-injects-ratanakkiri-50mw-more-power

Australia keen on investing in renewable energy in Cambodia

Australia is interested in investing in renewable energy in Cambodia such as hydropower and solar power. The interest was highlighted here yesterday by newly appointed Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Pablo Chiho Kang, during a meeting with Oknha Kith Meng, president of the Cambodia Chamber of ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741056/australia-keen-on-investing-in-renewable-energy-in-cambodia/

Cambodia and two other nations call on Laos to provide effective mitigation measures

Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam requested Lao PDR to conduct rigorous transboundary impact assessments and enhance proposed measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts from the 1,460-megawatt Luang Prabang hydropower project, as the Mekong River Commission concluded a six-month prior consultation process for the project. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740454/cambodia-and-two-other-nations-call-on-laos-to-provide-effective-mitigation-measures/

All clear for construction of 700MW coal plant

A 700 MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is set to begin construction soon, as authorities announce they have completed an environmental and social impact review. The $1.3 billion project is developed by Cambodia International Investment Development Group Co Ltd (CIIDG), in coordination ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/all-clear-construction-700mw-coal-plant

Proposed Koh Kong dam one step closer

A proposed 150MW hydropower project on the upper reaches of the Tatai river in Koh Kong province’s northern Thma Bang district is looking more likely to happen, as the government strives to promote investment in the electricity sector and increase supply. Provincial deputy governor Sok ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/proposed-koh-kong-dam-one-step-closer

Human rights issues alleged in renewable energy sector report

The first human rights benchmark of renewable energy companies reveals serious weaknesses in industry efforts to protect workers and communities, creating risks in a sector vital to countering the climate crisis, according to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC). However, Cambodia, which aims ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739595/human-rights-issues-alleged-in-renewable-energy-sector-report/

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