Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Mines and Energy

$400 million transmission line to bring in Laos, Thailand power

The construction of a combined more-than $400 million power transmission line connecting Cambodia to Laos and the Thai border will start next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777612/400-million-transmission-line-to-bring-in-laos-thailand-power/

Student workshop on potential mining sector

The Ministry of Mines and Energy said that the workshop called Petroleum Geological Potential Assessment was held by students from the faculty of mines and geology of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia on Tuesday, presided over by Secretary of State of the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760232/student-workshop-on-potential-mining-sector/

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/

Work on new power line to start next year

The construction of a power transmission line connecting the Kingdom’s south to the border with Laos is expected to be started at least by next year, according to an official from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749700/work-on-new-power-line-to-start-next-year/

Talks to resume on offshore oil and gas

Thailand’s outgoing Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong expects that there will be a resumption of talks to resolve the dispute of the offshore petroleum blocks in the overlapping maritime territories between Cambodia and Thailand after a delay of 20 years, according to a Bangkok Post report.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747626/talks-to-resume-on-offshore-oil-and-gas/

Coal: A burning question

Cambodia and other Asean member states have discussed the future of the coal mining business for the power sector in the region, according to the Cambodia Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). The Ministry said the discussion was made at the Asean Coal Business Roundtable ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743466/coal-a-burning-question/

Lower Sesan II dam substation injects Ratanakkiri with 50MW more power

The 400MW Lower Sesan II Hydropower Dam will provide Ratanakkiri province with 50MW of electricity via a newly completed substation that was officially launched last week, said a provincial electricity authority official. The official, who declined to be named, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lower-sesan-ii-dam-substation-injects-ratanakkiri-50mw-more-power

Another 150-megawatt hydro power project proposed upstream of Tatay River

A 150-megawatt hydro power project has been proposed to be developed upstream of the Tatay River, located in Koh Kong province’s Thmar Baing district, as the investor is proceeding with the environment and social assessment aspects at the sub-national level. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738749/another-150-megawatt-hydro-power-project-proposed-upstream-of-tatay-river/

Talks on disputed oil fields to resume

Negotiations on oil and gas development over the long-contested Overlapping Claims Area (OCA) in the Gulf of Thailand between Cambodia and Thailand will be resumed shortly after the viral pandemic ends, according to a Ministry of Mine and Energy’s official. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723381/talks-on-disputed-oil-fields-to-resume/

B.Grimm’s solar project sees 20 percent complete

Thailand-based Energy Company B.Grimm Power said its solar project in Cambodia is 20 percent complete after the firm took over the project from a local power company late last year. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723289/b-grimms-solar-project-sees-20-percent-complete/

KrisEnergy secures $87 million loan facility for Phase 1 of Apsara oil fields in Cambodia

KrisEnergy (Apsara) Company Ltd, the concession holder for Cambodia’s Block 1 offshore oil field has secured a credit facility agreement of $87 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719285/krisenergy-secures-87-million-loan-facility-for-phase-1-of-apsara-oil-fields-in-cambodia/

Further gold production on horizon for Cambodia

Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources NL, said it has raised more funds during the first quarter of the year, with more development activities towards gold production next year. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718690/further-gold-production-on-horizon-for-cambodia/

98 Percent of total villages to be electrified before year end

Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed that at least 98 percent of the total villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715787/98-percent-of-total-villages-to-be-electrified-before-year-end/

No power shortage during dry season: Ministry

The Ministry of Mines and Energy said there is no shortage of electricity during this year’s dry season as compared to last year. Even so, the ministry said it would continue to boost electricity access in all households across the country by at least 78 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716106/no-power-shortage-during-dry-season-ministry/

Cambodia nets $21M from mining

Cambodia collected $21 million in non-tax revenue from the mining sector last year, up five per cent from 2018, said a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-nets-21m-mining

Cambodia hoping to produce oil this year, despite global slump

As the global price of oil craters amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd remains on track to extract the first drop of oil in the first half of this year, said a Ministry of Mines and Energy senior official. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-hoping-produce-oil-year-despite-global-slump

‘No plan’ to reduce electricity bills nationwide

Despite the reduction of electricity tariffs for factory workers suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC), the autonomous government agency responsible for managing and administering electric power in the country, has said that “a general plan for electricity bill reduction ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713248/no-plan-to-reduce-electricity-bills-nationwide/

Cambodian official: no new dams planned for Mekong mainstream before 2030

A Ministry of Energy official said Tuesday that Cambodia will not develop new mainstream hydropower projects on the Mekong River for the next 10 years. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-official-no-new-dams-planned-for-mekong-mainstream-before-2030/5332171.html

Cambodia power up

The first phase of the $380 million HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-powers

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