Infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure

German, Finnish generators to produce 400MW

Two generators worth some $400 million that the government bought from Germany and Finland earlier this year will generate an additional 400MW of electricity by June next year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Monday. This will help reduce dry season ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/german-finnish-generators-produce-400mw

Subsidies spark cheaper energy

Cambodia plans to spend more than $100 million on subsidies by 2021 to reduce electricity tariffs in a move to spur economic growth and relieve the financial burden on businesses and households, a senior government official said. Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Ratanak told reporters ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/subsidies-spark-cheaper-energy

Kingdom to import 200MW from Lao hydropower plant

Cambodia plans to import 200MW of electricity from Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower plant early next year to curb power shortages this coming dry season, with the transmission line network scheduled for completion later this year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-import-200mw-lao-hydropower-plant

EdC draws angry complaints

Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that during the first seven months of this year, the company had received 237 complaints on Facebook regarding electricity meters.   ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-draws-angry-complaints

WB: Cambodia among the fastest electrifying

Cambodia is currently among the fastest electrifying countries in the world, with coverage reaching 89.1 per cent as of the end of 2017, a newly published World Bank report says. The Kingdom has made significant progress in providing access to electricity, becoming one of four ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wb-cambodia-among-fastest-electrifying

Cambodia to buy 200 megawatts from Laos

Cambodia will buy 200 megawatts from Laos to feed rising demand for power in the Kingdom. Electricite du Cambodge has signed an agreement to purchase 200 MW from Laos from 2019 to 2021. The tariff at which the power will be sold has not been ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589805/cambodia-to-buy-200-megawatts-from-laos/

Daily power cuts

Electric power consumption has recently surpassed expectations.  The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has explained that demanding more power than can be supplied has led to a nation-wide power shortage.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589624/daily-power-cuts/

Electricity subsidy to boost manufacturing

Cambodia’s upcoming cut in electricity costs will likely lower manufacturing and operation costs for the export-reliant nation, delivering a boost to the business sector while potentially attracting more foreign investment, top executives said. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50561137/electricity-subsidy-to-boost-manufacturing/

Cambodia on course to have all villages electrified by 2020

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that 88 percent of villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of the year, setting the government on its way to achieve its goal of connecting every village in the country to the national grid by 2020. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/112774/cambodia-on-course-to-have-all-villages-electrified-by-2020/

Poor households given $51m in energy subsidies

The government subsidised $51 million worth of electricity across the country in 2017 in a bid to bring down the price of electricity for low-income households, according to the Minister of Mines and Energy. Speaking at the annual conference of the Electricity Authority Cambodia yesterday, Suy ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104181/poor-households-given-51m-in-energy-subsidies/

Hydropower dam to open early

The Lower Sesan II Dam hydropower plant will start generating 50 megawatts of power by October this year, according to a senior government official.​​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40152/hydropower-dam-to-open-early/

ADB funds solar project

Cambodians will soon have access to more affordable power if the agreement signed on Monday between Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a 100 megawatt national solar park programme goes according to plan.   ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39750/adb-funds-solar-project/

Solar plant poised to boost grid

Singapore-based Sunseap’s solar farm, the country’s first renewable power facility which has a contract to feed 10MW to the national grid, is set to start generating in August, officials say. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39540/solar-plant-poised-to-boost-grid/

Dam resettlement site gets electricity

According to the Stung Treng Provincial Electricity Authority’s announcement yesterday, an electrical line was connected from the dam to a transmission network at the new site in Srekor. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-resettlement-site-gets-electricity

ADB gives Kingdom $9.2M loan for solar farm

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) announced yesterday that it will provide a $9.2 million loan to Singapore-based energy provider Sunseap Group for the construction of Cambodia’s first large-scale solar farm. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-gives-kingdom-92m-loan-solar-farm

ADB gets behind solar project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has financially backed Singapore’s Sunseap Group’s project to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a long-term agreement with the state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge.​ ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37758/adb-gets-behind-solar-project/

Japanese firms sign power line agreement

T.T. Network Infrastructure Japan, a joint venture between global electronics manufacturer Toshiba and Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (TEPCO), will operate and maintain 130 kilometres of a 230-kilovolt power transmission line in Cambodia, according to Japanese media yesterday. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-firms-sign-power-line-agreement

Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37612/power-to-the-provinces/

Tepco, Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will team with Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia, hoping to secure a new earnings source as the utility grapples with soaring cleanup costs for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. ...

Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Tepco-Toshiba-to-manage-power-grids-in-Cambodia

Pestech awarded $100M transmission line contract

Malaysian-owned power infrastructure provider Pestech (Cambodia) Ltd has been awarded a contract to build a 230-kilovolt transmission line valued at $100 million to connect Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, according to a filing on the Malaysian stock exchange. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pestech-awarded-100m-transmission-line-contract

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