Electricity infrastructure

Generation and distribution facilities

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

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/

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/

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

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

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone (SEZ) in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35649/poipet-sez-to-import-power/

Investors need stable, quality electricity

Stable and quality electricity is needed to attract additional high-value-added manufacturing to Cambodia, but the quality of electricity in the kingdom remains a challenge for investors as the manufacturing sector continues to diversify. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35501/investors-need-stable--quality-electricity/

Chinese firm mulls energy sector prospects

A leading Chinese manufacturer of power transmission and distribution equipment recently visited Cambodia to explore opportunities in the Kingdom’s rapidly growing energy sector, including a proposal for a factory to produce equipment for the electricity sector. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-mulls-energy-sector-prospects

Strikes, increased wages and electricity costs worry Japanese investors

Illegal strikes, the minimum wage and high electricity costs were the subjects discussed during the 13th annual meeting between Cambodia and Japan last week, according to the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22618/strikes--increased-wages-and-electricity-costs-worry-japanese-investors/

CIMC Enric subsidiary signs contract for Cambodia LNG power plant

YPDI (Nanjing Yangzi Petrochemical Design Engineering Limited), a subsidiary of CIMC Enric, and Malaysia ITG petroleum Pty Ltd (ITG oil & gas services (S.E.A) Sdn Bhd) has signed a project design contract for an LNG power plant in Cambodia. The location of the project is ...

Rob Cockerill
http://www.gasworld.com/cimc-enric-in-cambodia-lng-plant-venture/2009565.article

Flooding from dam washes out homes, rice fields in southern Cambodia

Local government officials in a southern Cambodian province failed to evacuate villagers in time to prevent their homes and rice fields from flooding after the operators of a Chinese-built hydropower dam informed them a day earlier that they would open the facility’s gates to release ...

Chandara Yang
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/flooding-from-dam-washes-out-homes-rice-fields-in-southern-cambodia-09162015162039.html

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