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Energy

Indebted oil company reports lower-than-expected oil at Cambodian block

KrisEnergy has warned that its current production rate at Cambodia’s Apsara offshore oil block has yielded only around half the company’s projected peak rate, and it has extended debt repayment deadlines and brought in an engineering firm to assess the situation amid “material uncertainty ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen
https://vodenglish.news/indebted-oil-company-reports-lower-than-expected-oil-at-cambodian-block/

Air base substation commissioned as hottest months near

State-run energy supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has commissioned a 115kV high-voltage substation to supply Phnom Penh residents with power as demand soars, according to its director-general Keo Rottanak. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/air-base-substation-commissioned-hottest-months-near

KrisEnergy may face action: Gov’t official

Following the announcement last week by KrisEnergy Ltd of less-than-anticipated results from oil production at the Apsara Mini Phase 1A development, a senior official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy said the government could penalise  the company or terminate its licence. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834110/krisenergy-may-face-action-govt-official/

Pricing talks on wind energy project underway

State-run Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) and Singapore-based The Blue Circle are in preliminary talks on the price of wind generated power, as senior officials place high hopes for having the renewable energy factor into the nation’s energy mix soon. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50832275/pricing-talks-on-wind-energy-project-underway/

CDC approves another solar power plant project in Svay Rieng province

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has recently approved a 20-megawatt solar power plant project in Monorom commune, Svay Teap district, Svay Rieng province. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50828698/cdc-approves-another-solar-power-plant-project-in-svay-rieng-province/

60MW solar station in Battambang hooked to grid

A 60MW solar power station in northern Battambang province was commissioned and connected to the national grid last week. The solar farm is located in southwestern Thma Koul district’s Anlong Run commune and is invested by Shenzhen-listed Risen Energy Co Ltd. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/60mw-solar-station-battambang-hooked-grid

Banteay Meanchey solar farm adds 39MW to national grid

A 39MW solar power plant in far northwestern Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province has been successfully brought to the national grid, Shenzhen-listed solar development company JA Solar Technology Co Ltd said in press release on March 10. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banteay-meanchey-solar-farm-adds-39mw-national-grid

Covid delays WtE power plant

The prolongation of the Covid-19 outbreak has led to a delay in a feasibility study of building a waste-to-energy (WtE) plant with at least 50MW of total electricity generating capacity near Phnom Penh, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-delays-wte-power-plant

Cambodia chalks up five oil wells

Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy Ltd began extracting crude oil from four additional wells late last month, according to Cheap Sour, a senior official at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-chalks-five-oil-wells

Experts map benefits of alternative energy in face of future demand

Several reports have shed light on the benefits of renewable energy adoption in the creation of jobs and providing cheaper, cleaner electricity while reducing the risks associated with climate change. ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817010/experts-map-benefits-of-alternative-energy-in-face-of-future-demand/

Oil revenue no short-term fix to economic growth: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that oil revenues will have less of an impact in the short term on the country’s overall economy than other traditional business sectors. His statement was made during a joint ceremony for the inauguration of  the Chamkar Mon Water ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809405/oil-revenue-no-short-term-fix-to-economic-growth-pm/

Research centre adds solar power station in Siem Reap

The Ministry of Environment and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia officially launched a solar power plant and battery storage system at the Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre on Kulen mountain in Siem Reap province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/research-centre-adds-solar-power-station-siem-reap

Mondulkiri wind farm passes first test

Xinglan Maritime Energy Co Ltd’s (XME) $200 million 100MW onshore wind power project in Mondulkiri province has passed its feasibility study, promising a fresh gust of wind to swell the sails of the Kingdom’s burgeoning industry, the local Maritime Group said in a press release. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mondulkiri-wind-farm-passes-first-test

Power grid upgrades expand service, improve reliability

State-run electricity utility Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) has inaugurated a new substation and 230kV high-voltage transmission line in Tbong Khmum province as part of the government’s efforts to promote electrical-grid stability for the public and industries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/power-grid-upgrades-expand-service-improve-reliability

Four solar power stations coming online

Additional renewable energy generated by solar power will come online soon in Cambodia from four new stations scheduled to be linked to the grid early this year. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803921/four-solar-power-stations-coming-online/

Two power plants in Kandal start their engines

The heavy fuel oil-fired power plants in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district have started their engines and are generating power to the national grid, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803643/two-power-plants-in-kandal-start-their-engines/

Rural electrification aims to be complete by 2023

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced a 2023 target date for the electrification of the Kingdom’s rural villages. Victor Jona, director-general of energy and spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said the 2023 target date will see electrification having been delivered ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802348/rural-electrification-aims-to-be-complete-by-2023/

Sunny future predicted for photovoltaics

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia’s resident representative, Nick Beresford, said yesterday solar technology is moving fast, is far cheaper than carbon-based energy and provides clean electricity. He said the UNDP is working with the Ministry of Mines and Energy on projects to ensure ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801824/sunny-future-predicted-for-photovoltaics/

Cambodia’s Mekong water levels to drop due to power grid maintenance in China

The water outflow at Jinghong hydropower  station in China’s Yunnan province is dropping due to power grid maintenance during 5 – 24 January, leading  to changes  in river water levels along the Mekong River in Thailand, Lao PDR, and Cambodia, according to a press release ...

Heng Panha
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50801286/cambodias-mekong-water-levels-to-drop-due-to-power-grid-maintenance-in-china/

$400m investment inked for another hydro project

SINOMACH China Heavy Machinery Co Ltd, the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Cambodia and the Cambodian National Electric Power Co formally signed an implementation agreement, lease agreement and power purchase agreement for the build-operate-transfer (BOT) investment project of the Shangddai Hydropower Station to utilise ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50799201/400m-investment-inked-for-another-hydro-project/

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