Energy

Rangers evict Oral sanctuary kiln operators

An environmental activist said more than 20 illegal brick kilns and huts had been demolished by rangers in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary after their owners failed to follow instructions to cease their activities because they were depleting national forest resources. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rangers-evict-oral-sanctuary-kiln-operators

High electricity bills push every Cambodian to the brink of despair

Even as the temperature in Cambodia soars, many people are reluctant to use air conditioners for the fear of getting a higher monthly electricity bill. So much so, even industry leaders are looking forward to getting some favourable approach from the government to compete with ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501052317/high-electricity-bills-push-every-cambodian-to-the-brink-of-despair/

Malacca, Malaysia delegation eyes four local sectors for investment

Leaders and businesspeople from the Malaysian state of Malacca have vowed to promote investment among compatriots in four target Cambodian sectors – education and vocational training; real estate; mining; and energy, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/malacca-malaysia-delegation-eyes-four-local-sectors-investment

Kingdom to have ‘at least 10’ EV stations by December

Cambodia aims to have “at least 10” operational electric vehicle (EV) charging stations nationwide by end-2022, in the capital and “key provinces”, according to the public works minister on March 22.   ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-have-least-10-ev-stations-december

1.4GW Stung Treng hydropower dam okayed in principle

The government has agreed in principle to a 1,400MW hydropower dam in Stung Treng province to be built jointly by local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd and China (Cambodia) Rich International Co Ltd.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/14gw-stung-treng-hydropower-dam-okayed-principle

Ministry to promote use of electric vehicles

To promote electric vehicles or EVs in the country, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is to showcase for the first time different electric vehicles and related technology later this week in Phnom Penh. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501046120/ministry-to-promote-use-of-electric-vehicles/

Rural Cambodia gets powered up by Japan, UNDP

Japan has continued its support for the sustainable supply of electricity to remote rural areas of Cambodia through a new partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy that will provide electricity to 1,300 households in seven provinces.​ ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rural-cambodia-gets-powered-japan-undp

City Hall urges public to resume bus riding

The Phnom Penh Municipal Hall has called on people to start using public bus services again, saying it will reduces people’s cost of living and that the service provides safety for travellers. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/city-hall-urges-public-resume-bus-riding

Talks encourage increased EV use

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has held a series of discussions with electricity providers and sustainability organisations to support the development of policies that will encourage mass use of electric vehicles (EV) in Cambodia.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/talks-encourage-increased-ev-use

Talks encourage increased EV use

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has held a series of discussions with electricity providers and sustainability organisations to support the development of policies that will encourage mass use of electric vehicles (EV) in Cambodia. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/talks-encourage-increased-ev-use

Retail fuel rates raised for fifth time

Economists and manufacturing players are concerned about the relentless rise in Cambodian fuel prices, which they blame for a general upswing in the prices of other goods and services – a trend many fear may be extended by Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/retail-fuel-rates-raised-fifth-time

Electric rates static amid Covid shocks

Cambodia was one of only nine countries and territories that saw no significant changes in electricity tariffs between 2019 and 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic began to sweep across the globe. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electric-rates-static-amid-covid-shocks

Retail fuel rates hiked for fourth straight period

The government has increased retail fuel prices for the fourth bimonthly period in a row, as oil climbs towards $100 per barrel – a trend that has devastated the transport and private-hire sectors and other major petrol consumers ravaged by Covid-induced revenue losses for more ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/retail-fuel-rates-hiked-fourth-straight-period

Plans to have solar-mini grid system to provide electricity in 350 villages

The Ministry of Mines and Energy in collaboration with UNDP is seeking the possibility to have solar-mini grid systems at villages that have not been electrified. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501017410/plans-to-have-solar-mini-grid-system-to-provide-electricity-in-350-villages/

Biggest solar farm set to more than double in capacity

Plans are underway to expand the capacity of the Kingdom’s largest solar power station, by nearly 167 per cent from 90MW to 240MW, to help meet demand and reduce energy costs, according to the head of state-run electric utility Electricite du Cambodge (EdC).   ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/biggest-solar-farm-set-more-double-capacity

China plays key role in Cambodia’s energy development, says minister

China has played a major role in the development of Cambodia’s energy sector through investing in energy generation and distribution grid as well as providing capacity building for government officials, Cambodian Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said. ...

Mao Pengfei and Nguon Sovan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50993655/china-plays-key-role-in-cambodias-energy-development-says-minister/

CSOs cheer coal, hydro ban

A group of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) applauded Minister of Environment Say Samal’s affirmation of Cambodia’s commitment to refrain from developing any new coal-fired power plants and from building any new hydropower dams along the Mekong River. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-cheer-coal-hydro-ban

Agriculture sector sees promising future for solar-power equipment

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said solar-powered agricultural equipment had the potential to help Cambodia’s farmers withstand the impacts of climate change and that it could also reduce production costs and greenhouse gas emissions for the Kingdom’s agriculture sector. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-sector-sees-promising-future-solar-power-equipment

New solar power plants of 495 MW to come online in 2023

Seven solar power plants of 495 megawatts will be online in 2023 pushing up the supply of such source to represent 20 percent of the total installed power capacity. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50964110/new-solar-power-plants-of-495-mw-to-come-online-in-2023/

Solar slated to add 495MW by 2023

Cambodia will add 495MW of solar power capacity from seven projects by 2023, which will represent “20 per cent” of the total energy supply by then, as the world looks to harness the sun as a key source of renewable electric power in the fight ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/solar-slated-add-495mw-2023

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