Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

‘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 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/solar-energy-will-fill-shortages-says-jona

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 ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-poised-ink-deal-first-wind-farm

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 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/power-trade-talks-thailand-are-planned

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, ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649231/cambodia-jumps-12-spots-in-global-energy-sustainability-survey/

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 ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641688/cambodia-laos-to-sign-2400-mw-power-deal/

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 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50638118/ngos-praise-solar-energy-push/

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 ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-draws-angry-complaints

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 ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-approves-two-draft-laws

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 ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50619937/parliament-approves-power-projects/

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 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-no-more-electricity-shortages-next-year

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 ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589834/govt-to-buy-power-from-companies/

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/

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 ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-may-hire-turkish-power-ship

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 ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lower-sesan-ii-dam-opens

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