Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy
Australia reaffirms continued support for Cambodia’s clean energy transition
Australia continues to support Cambodia’s net zero transition and move towards more climate friendly and inclusive development. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Industry to promote sustainable energy
The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia in collaboration with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and GERES – the Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity, an international development nongovernmental organisation set up in Marseille in 1976 – is jointly implementing the project called ...
Wind power on horizon
An 80MW wind power investment project in Kampot province will be ready to deliver electricity as soon as the developer completes negotiating a power purchase agreement with state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). ...
New solar farm hooks into national grid
A 60MW solar power farm in Kampong Chhnang province was connected to the national grid last weekend, bringing the Kingdom’s total solar-power generation to 150MW, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Sunday. The project, located in Taing Krasaing commune’s Romeas village ...
Electricity investment exceeds $6B
The government attracted more than $6 billion in electricity investment between 2006 and the end of last year. This is in response to rising electricity demands and is in line with government goals to reduce its cost for both commercial and residential users. ...
Firm set to launch 150MW solar power plants in Kingdom
Jinkosolar Holding Co Ltd has announced it is to supply photovoltaic panels for three solar power plants in Cambodia with a combined capacity of 150MW. New York Stock Exchange-listed JinkoSolar said Cheetah solar panels will be installed at two photovoltaic power stations in Pursat province’s ...
‘Solar energy will fill shortages,’ says Jona
Thai firm B Grimm Power Pcl has invested in a 30MW solar project in Cambodia, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said on Wednesday. Jona, who is the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that he welcomed the ...
Kingdom poised to ink deal for first wind farm
The government and French-owned The Blue Circle (Cambodia) Co Ltd will soon sign an agreement to build a wind farm in Kampot province – the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The agreement comes as the government has made efforts to diversify its power ...
Power trade talks with Thailand are planned
Cambodia is planning talks with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) to purchase 300MW of power, Ministry of Mines and Energy official Victor Jona said on Tuesday. Jona, the director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, told The Post that the talks could ...
Cambodia jumps 12 spots in global energy sustainability survey
Cambodia’s ranking in the latest global energy sustainability survey has improved dramatically, indicating that the Kingdom’s efforts to solve its energy woes and providing an adequate power supply are making headway. This also means that Cambodia, which suffered a crippling power problem a few months ago, ...
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Cambodia, Laos to sign 2,400-MW power deal
Cambodia and Laos will sign a power deal next week during the state visit of the Laotian prime minister. Through next week’s agreement, the Kingdom will buy 2,400 megawatts from neighbouring Laos. Next week’s deal will be discussed at the Council of Ministers tomorrow, according ...
NGOs praise solar energy push
Six non-governmental organisations on Tuesday praised the government’s decision to increase electricity generated by solar panels up to 20 percent of national output by 2023. The organisations included the NGO Forum on Cambodia, 3s Rivers Protection Network, My Village, Culture and Environment Preservation Association, Fisheries ...
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. Rattanak was speaking on Thursday morning at a press conference to address concerns about the ...
Council of Ministers approves two draft laws
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved two draft laws, a national strategy bill for financial inclusion and four solar energy projects with a total expected installed capacity of 140 megawatts. The draft laws on consumer protection and e-commerce were among the instruments approved during ...
Parliament approves power projects
The National Assembly yesterday unanimously approved plans by SPHP (Cambodia) to invest in a new hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, as well as plans by Schnei Tech to build solar farms in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang province. Since power cuts began in March across the ...
PM: No more electricity shortages from next year
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Monday that by next year, Cambodia will not face a shortage of electricity supply. The Kingdom has reserved 400MW from two large power generators. Speaking to students at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh on Sunday, the prime minister ...
Gov’t to buy power from companies
In a bid to end ongoing blackouts across the country, the government is planning to buy power from the private sector to supply households. The country is now experiencing daily power cuts as a result of extremely hot and dry weather. The seven hydropower dams ...
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 ...
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. ...
Kingdom may hire Turkish power ship
Cambodia is considering negotiating with Turkey to hire a 200MW-capacity power ship to meet electricity demands as the country faces an ongoing electrical shortage, according to the prime minister. Speaking to garment workers in Pursat province on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Electricite du ...
Lower Sesan II dam opens
Situated in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, the hydropower dam is Asia’s longest at 6.5km. It is a joint venture by Chinese company Hydrolancang International, Cambodian company Royal Group, and Vietnamese company Vietnam Electricity. The project is a 45-year Build-Operate-Transfer contract, in which five years was ...