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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/

Another 150-megawatt hydro power project proposed upstream of Tatay River

A 150-megawatt hydro power project has been proposed to be developed upstream of the Tatay River, located in Koh Kong province’s Thmar Baing district, as the investor is proceeding with the environment and social assessment aspects at the sub-national level. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738749/another-150-megawatt-hydro-power-project-proposed-upstream-of-tatay-river/

EAC: No power shortage this year

The Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) said the Kingdom will not face a power shortage during this year’s dry season, as demand for electricity had declined due to the Covid-19 pandemic. EAC CEO Teng Sokomal said during a recent seminar that there is no significant increase ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eac-no-power-shortage-year

Clean energy development presents challenges

With its aim to expand solar energy investment by 12 percent by the end of this year and increase it up to 20 percent over the next three years, Cambodia has been facing challenges of transiting to clean energy development, according to a case study ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737288/clean-energy-development-presents-challenges/

Industry demands renewable energy to fill quotas

A rapid shift away from traditional energy sources and towards renewables is required to increase Cambodia’s appeal for manufacturing investment, as large multinationals seek destinations with affordable clean energy to meet legislated quotas.​ ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734168/industry-demands-renewable-energy-to-fill-quotas/

MRC moves to delay Luang Prabang dam project’s prior consultation

The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the Lao-initiated Luang Prabang hydropower project has been moved to the end of the month, a statement from the Mekong River Commission said Friday, following concerns raised by the project’s stakeholders. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731233/mrc-moves-to-delay-luang-prabang-dam-projects-prior-consultation/

Wind power on horizon

An 80MW wind power investment project in Kampot province will be ready to deliver electricity as soon as the developer completes negotiating a power purchase agreement with state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wind-power-horizon

Call for more power investments to meet province’s demand

Banteay Meanchey administration said the province boasts potential investment activities which need more power to meet local demand as it aims to reduce the energy imports from its neighbour Thailand in the northwest. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730649/call-for-more-power-investments-to-meet-provinces-demand/

Three investment projects worth $246 million approved, to create 1,500 jobs

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to three new investment projects with a total investment capital of $246.1 million. According to the council, the newly approved projects are expected to create some 1,547 jobs for the locals. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727869/three-investment-projects-worth-246-million-approved-to-create-1500-jobs/

Renewable energy museum, national park planned for Kampot

The government plans to build a Renewable Energy Museum and the Samdech Hun Sen National Park in Kampot to attract more tourists to the province, which is the second coastal area after Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/renewable-energy-museum-national-park-planned-kampot

Kandal’s 400mW heavy fuel power plant to resume construction next month

Construction on a 400 megawatt (mW) heavy fuel oil power project in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district, which was planned to begin operations in the first part of June, will not be able to move forward as planned. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726931/kandals-400mw-heavy-fuel-power-plant-to-resume-construction-next-month/

Listed Chinese firm licensed to build another solar park

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) granted a business licence to Chinese panel maker Risen Energy (Cambodia) to build a 60 megawatt (mW) solar farm in Battambang province. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726630/listed-chinese-firm-licensed-to-build-another-solar-park/

Construction for Pursat’s power projects on track

Two power projects, solar and hydro-power plants, are well underway for the construction in Pursat province – a western part of the country sharing its border with Thailand.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50725772/construction-for-pursats-power-projects-on-track/

Oddar Meanchey coal-fired plant 50% complete

Han Seng Coal Mine Co Ltd’s (HSCMC’s) 265MW coal-fired power station in Oddar Meanchey province’s easternmost Trapaing Prasat district is more than 50 per cent complete, with construction expected to be completed next year, provincial governor Pen Kosal said on Tuesday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/oddar-meanchey-coal-fired-plant-50-complete

B.Grimm’s solar project sees 20 percent complete

Thailand-based Energy Company B.Grimm Power said its solar project in Cambodia is 20 percent complete after the firm took over the project from a local power company late last year. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723289/b-grimms-solar-project-sees-20-percent-complete/

Energy conservation and cost-cutting measures

As the majority of the population opts to stay home during the pandemic, the domestic demand for energy has been running high. Data from the Mines and Energy Ministry stated as of last year, around 2.68 million households, or approximately 75 percent of the country’s ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722001/energy-conservation-and-cost-cutting-measures/

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