Energy policy and administration

Royal Government aims to boost EV inventory to 30k units by 2030

The Cambodian government aims to increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in its inventory to 30,000 by 2030 according to the National Policy on the Development of EVs 2024-2030, which was released on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Unlocking the potential of energy efficiency

Cambodia has pledged to reduce energy consumption by at least 19 percent by 2030 as part of the nation’s clean energy transition. At Clean Energy Week, industry players took to the stage to explore how to achieve this. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Clean energy accounts for over 62 pct of energy consumption in Cambodia: minister

Renewable or clean energy used in Cambodia has accounted for more than 62 percent of the country’s total consumption, Minister of Mines and Energy Keo Rattanak said on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Gender equality in the clean energy sector

Gender equality in the energy sector was the focus of a session at Clean Energy Week, with relevant actors lobbying for more to be done to mainstream the field and make it more inclusive. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Exploring Kingdom’s energy market, challenges and opportunities

Cambodia’s energy market, like many emerging economies, is a fascinating blend of challenges and opportunities. The country’s rapid economic growth over the past decade has significantly increased its energy demand, necessitating a comprehensive analysis of its energy market dynamics. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM Hun Sen launches Cambodia’s National Energy Efficiency Policy 2022-2030

Prime Minister Hun Sen has launched Cambodia’s National Energy Efficiency Policy 2022-2030 to reduce energy consumption by boosting energy efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff

New policy sets energy efficiency in motion

With the launching of the ‘National Energy Efficiency Policy 2022-2030’ by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the government has kicked off measures to reduce energy consumption by boosting energy efficiency. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Cambodia presents power development masterplan, national energy efficiency policy

Cambodia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy on Thursday hosted an energy forum here to present the recently approved Power Development Masterplan (PDP) and National Energy Efficiency Policy (NEEP). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia faces serious energy dilemma between security, sustainability

Energy dilemma stares at Cambodia. Even as the Royal Government set energy as one of the priorities of its economic policies for development, it has been facing a challenging dilemma between maintaining energy security and the requirement of promoting energy sustainability over the last few ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia, Singapore to enhance energy cooperation

Cambodia and Singapore signed the memorandum of understanding on energy cooperation, paving the way to energy transition infrastructure development and investment opportunities in energy connectivity in the ASEAN region. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia to launch energy efficiency policy soon

Cambodia will soon launch its National Energy Efficiency Policy that aims to create a more resilient and low-carbon energy sector, said Say Samal, Minister of Environment recently. ...

Manoj Mathew

CDC fast-tracks work on auto, electronics industry roadmap

The government is revving up the preparation of an official singular roadmap for the development of the automotive and electronics sectors, which industry insiders expect will provide additional tax incentives to encourage electric vehicle (EV) adoption and imports. ...

Hom Phanet

Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030

The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed progress towards universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels and technology, and fallout from the war in Ukraine could result in further setbacks, according to a UN-backed report, published on June 1. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CCF inspections uncover near-50% fuel fraud rates

Officials from of the General-Directorate of Consumer Protection, Competition and Fraud Prevention (CCF) inspected fuel businesses at 101 locations nationwide and revealed 46 sellers had cheated customers by selling regular fuel as super gasoline. ...

Voun Dara

New electricity bill cuts planned to start in April

Starting on April 1, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) will continue to bring down the cost of electricity for households and enterprises in Phnom Penh and a number of provinces, according to a recent announcement by the agency. In a statement released earlier this month ...

Sok Chan

Making villages see the light

More than 60 percent of rural homes in the Kingdom will have electricity by the end of this month and all villages in the country will no longer be engulfed in pitch darkness at night when they are connected to the national grid by 2020. ...

Sok Chan

Power outages to hit Kandal, Phnom Penh

Electricity du Cambodge (EDC) will cut the power supply in some areas of Phnom Penh and Kandal province starting on Friday to allow for maintenance work and upgrades. ...

Lay Samean

Dam firm hasn’t made good on pledge: locals

Some 100 people from five villages in Oddar Meanchey’s Chongkal district protested over the weekend against a hydropower dam project built by Chinese firm Sinohydro, claiming they have yet to be compensated for their eventual displacement when the flood gates close in the next few ...

Phak Seangly

Nuclear power plant planned

The Cambodian and Russian governments have signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to help build a nuclear power plant in the Kingdom, despite previous statements saying the opposite and with no timeline as to when such a plant would be built, according to the Ministry ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Power out for 24 hours in Stung Treng

Power went out for more than a full day in Stung Treng province starting on Monday afternoon due to a storm in Laos, officials said yesterday, only worsening the situation for residents coping with scorching temperatures.   ...

Khuon Narim

Protest follows failure to lower electric rates

Citizens in two communes in Svay Rieng and another in Prey Veng yesterday protested their high power bills after a local electric company failed to lower its price to 800 riel per kilowatt-hour as promised.   ...

Mech Dara

Renewables can replace fossil fuels by 2050: WWF

Cambodia can realistically get 90 per cent of its energy from wind, solar and biomass by 2050, the World Wildlife Federation found in a new report published yesterday. ...

Igor Kossov

UN envoy meets with Sesan villagers to discuss dam site

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia on Sunday promised villagers in Stung Treng province who are set to be displaced by the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam that she would raise their plight with the government, a village representative said.    ...

Ben Sokhean

More power outages in store for pp locales

Parts of Phnom Penh experienced scheduled power outages yesterday, as a result of state power company Electricite du Cambodge moving power poles to make way for road widening, the EDC said yesterday. ...

Bun Sengkong

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