Energy

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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/

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

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

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

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

Clean Energy Week arrives as China slams brakes on coal plants

EnergyLab Cambodia has launched its Clean Energy Week online campaign to showcase the opportunities clean energy can bring to Cambodia, running from October 21-28. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/clean-energy-week-arrives-china-slams-brakes-coal-plants

Mine, energy sector air snags

The far too frequent inspections of mining sites by the different sets of authorities and exceedingly high costs of the equipment required to supply electricity to mining- and energy-related businesses remain a couple of the predominant issues hobbling the sector. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mine-energy-sector-air-snags

Cambodia’s Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 Dam attaches great importance to staff development

Cambodia’s Hydro Power Lower Sesan 2 Dam attaches great importance to staff development. The Lower Sesan 2 Hydro Power dam in Cambodia’s Stung Treng Province, was jointly funded and constructed by China Huaneng Group, Royal Group, Cambodia and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). It is managed ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50936737/cambodias-hydro-power-lower-sesan-2-dam-attaches-great-importance-to-staff-development/

Kingdom commits to produce more renewable energy

Cambodia is committed to incorporating more renewable energy into a new Ministry of Mines and Energy master plan, to mitigate the carbon footprint of the Kingdom’s socio-economic development, according to minister Suy Sem on September 16. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-commits-produce-more-renewable-energy

Villages reach 99 % electrification

The electrification rate of all villages across the country has now reached 99% as of September this year since works have been accelerated to connect them  to the power grid. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929760/villages-reach-99-electrification/

Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II hydropower station provides bright future for relocated villagers

“If there had not been this project, we would have still been living in hardship, using kerosene-burning lamps or batteries,” Souy For, a 51-year-old father of two, said of a new power station in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50924780/cambodias-lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-station-provides-bright-future-for-relocated-villagers/

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