Infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure

Energy minister: 98.5 per cent of homes connected to national grid

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said electricity now reaches 98.5 per cent of Cambodia’s over 14,000 villages; with only a small percentage of isolated households remaining off the national grid. ...

Keo Kereya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/energy-minister-985-cent-homes-connected-national-grid

$50M Oddor Meanchey-East Siem Reap transmission line nears completion

The construction of the 230kV Oddor Meanchey to East Siem Reap Grid Substation transmission line project worth $50 million has been completed over 95 percent as of the end of June of this year two years after novated to ODM Power Line Company Limited (OPL), ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501136148/50m-oddor-meanchey-east-siem-reap-transmission-line-nears-completion/

Kingdom’s power supplier may face $100 million loss

Cambodia has estimated that its power supplier, Electricity of Cambodia (EDC), will lose $100 million this year as the economy has been affected by the war between Russia and Ukraine and the economic sanctions on Moscow and around the world, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501107943/kingdoms-power-supplier-may-face-100-million-loss/

Laos boosts electricity exports to Cambodia, aims to supply 6,000 MWs by 2030

The Lao government is focusing on implementing an array of hydropower projects nationwide to increase its electricity exports to regional countries, including Vietnam and Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501100709/laos-boosts-electricity-exports-to-cambodia-aims-to-supply-6000-mws-by-2030/

98% villages electrified but power used drops

The consumption of electricity in the country has dropped to just over 2,000 megawatts in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, causing a huge loss to the government. Cambodia has a capacity to supply about 3,800 megawatts. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501077941/98-villages-electrified-but-power-used-drops/

$90 million-worth electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure in three provinces inaugurated

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has inaugurated substation transmission lines and distribution networks in Koh Kong, Kampong Cham, and Kratie provinces, built within the framework of a joint project with the French Development Agency (AFD). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073276/90-million-worth-electricity-transmission-and-distribution-infrastructure-in-three-provinces-inaugurated/

K Cham on track to provide 100% electricity in province

A Kampong Cham Provincial Administration committee to provide electricity for all villages across the province by 2025 has announced there are only two more villages in rural areas that don’t have electricity because there is no investor interested to work on them. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501017411/k-cham-on-track-to-provide-100-electricity-in-province/

Scheduled power cuts announced for Phnom Penh and some provinces

Electricite du Cambodge has announced the following power outages for Phnom Penh and some provinces in order to carry out repair work, replace equipment and dismantle network lines to make way for road widening work: ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50863303/scheduled-power-cuts-announced-for-phnom-penh-and-some-provinces/

EdC to bill red zone customers once every three months

The state-run Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) announced that from May onward it would issue electricity bills once every three months to consumers in the red zones or lockdown areas as EdC agents could not deliver the bills in person. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-bill-red-zone-customers-once-every-three-months

98% of villages nationwide electrified

The access to electricity has been promoted as planned as 98 percent of the total villages nationwide have been electrified. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793141/98-of-villages-nationwide-electrified/

Cambodia’s energy demand drops in H1 of 2020

Energy demand has seen a decrease in the first six months of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, which had forced factories, tourism-related facilities including hotels to shut down, leading to the drop in power consumption. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755733/cambodias-energy-demand-drops-in-h1-of-2020/

Government to power-up 133 villages

The government has decided to build nearly 3,000km of sub-transmission electrical lines to cover all rural villages, with a total project cost of about $82 million in the form of a soft loan from the Chinese government. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-power-133-villages

Electricity price cut for farmers

To encourage farmers to increase agricultural production, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has cut the price of electricity used for irrigation at night to 480 riel (12 US cents) per kWh. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electricity-price-cut-farmers

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

Call for cashless electricity payments

Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has called for licensed private electricity distributors to receive cashless payments for electricity bills to prevent possible COVID-19 infections. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705868/call-for-cashless-electricity-payments/

Cambodia’s power supply up nearly 30 percent as demand increases

Because of the increasing demand for power consumption and a rise in development activies, power supply in the Kingdom has increased sharply, according to a report by the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50690046/cambodias-power-supply-up-nearly-30-percent-as-demand-increases

Nearly 93 pct of Cambodia's villages have access to electricity: ministry

About 92.68 percent, or 13,131 villages of Cambodia’s total villages, had access to electricity by the end of 2019, a Mines and Energy Ministry’s report showed on Tuesday. ...

Xin Hua Staff
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-02/11/c_138774566.htm

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

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