Electricity infrastructure

Generation and distribution facilities

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

Pestech and SDEE to team up in Cambodian power projects

Pestech International Bhd is teaming up with a subsidiary of State Grid Corp of China in projects to develop the power infrastructure market in Cambodia.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the company said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday with Shandong ...

The Star Online News Staff
http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2015/07/30/Pestech-and-SDEE-to-team-up-in-Cambodian-power-projects/?style=biz

EdC sends warning to staff

Following various complaints from Phnom Penh residents about surges in their electricity bills despite unaltered usage patterns and frequent blackouts, the state electricity body issued an announcement on Tuesday warning staff that they will be fired if caught recording the wrong number on electric meters. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-sends-warning-staff

Electricity company says weather to blame for exhorbitant bills

State power provider Electricite du Cambodge released a statement Tuesday claiming that soaring electricity bills were due to hot weather, and not because of any changes in the rates being charged to customers. ...

Buth Kimsay and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electricity-company-says-weather-to-blame-for-exhorbitant-bills-87651/

Power bill spikes raise alarm

Seemingly arbitrary increases in electricity prices are raising eyebrows in Phnom Penh, as residents’ bills are showing marked-up charges despite unchanged usage patterns – and frequent blackouts. Citizens are lodging complaints with the state-owned electricity company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), claiming that their bills are rapidly ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/power-bill-spikes-raise-alarm

Powering Cambodia’s Economy

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the greatest obstacle to foreign investment in the Cambodian economy is the country’s deep energy shortfall. According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Energy, the situation has not improved much in more than a decade, with only ...

Paul Pryce
http://bit.ly/1cHIn21

From power importer to self-reliance

Much of Cambodia’s electrical infrastructure was destroyed or heavily damaged during its civil war. Starting almost from scratch, the country has relied heavily on imported electricity while it rebuilds infrastructure and develops new energy sources. Keo Rottanak, director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), which controls ...

Tim Vutha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/11844/from-power-importer-to-self-reliance/

Solar sheds some light on Cambodian students

While it may be unpopular, nearly everyone has had to do homework. Yet for those living in communities with no or intermittent access to electricity, the ability to study at home is sometimes a luxury. In Cambodia, French non-profit association Lumières sur le Mékong – ...

Anmar Frangoul
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102564971

New Sesan, new study: NGO

Rights advocates have called for construction of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Cambodia’s Stung Treng province to be halted until new environmental and social impact assessments can be carried following changes allegedly made to the project’s plans. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/new-sesan-new-study-ngo

EDC plans power line linking lake provinces

Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) will spend $167 million to install a 350-km-long high-voltage transmission line connecting four provinces around the Tonle Sap lake, the state-owned utility announced in a press release Monday. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/edc-plans-power-line-linking-lake-provinces-79879/

Self-sufficiency in 3 years: minister

Cambodia’s energy minister promised lawmakers from the National Assembly’s public works and energy commission yesterday that the country will be weaned off of foreign electricity imports within three years, the commission’s vice chairman said in a press conference after the meeting. According to Mao Monyvann, a ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/self-sufficiency-3-years-minister

Derailed dam angers EdC boss

Electricite du Cambodge director Keo Rattanak said on Saturday that the stalled Chinese-backed hydropower project in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley has set back Cambodia’s plans to become energy self-sufficient. Rattanak, who was speaking at a gathering for soldiers in the Odar Meanchey province, singled out ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/derailed-dam-angers-edc-boss

Project to connect 150,000 to grid

Thirty-one thousand new households, with 150,000 people, across three western provinces will soon have access to reliable and affordable electricity, after a $23.9 million investment project, launched Thursday, will connect them to the national grid. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/project-connect-150000-grid

After deportation, opposition wants Vietnamese out

After the government deported Spanish environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson on Monday, the opposition CNRP has called on the Interior Ministry to turn its attention to thousands of Vietnamese immigrants living in the country illegally. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-deportation-opposition-wants-vietnamese-out-78762/

PV Gas dominates Cambodian market

PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PV Gas) is the largest exporter in the Cambodian gas market, claiming more than half of the market share. In the 2010-13 period, Cambodia imported 6,000 to 8,000 metric tonnes of LPG per month. The amount rose to 10,000 to 12,000 metric ...

Viet Nam News Staff
http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/266543/pv-gas-dominates-cambodian-market.html

Business hub set to tackle key challenges before listing

The Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone has 77 tenants from nine countries and 80 per cent occupancy, but high electricity costs and corruption remain a drag on profits. The main issue is electricity costs, says PPSEZ chief executive Hiroshi Umaetsu. “If [electricity] goes from 19 ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business-hub-set-tackle-key-challenges-listing

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