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Rice husks to pump energy to the grid

Malaysian company PMTI Energy (Cambodia) Co has signed a 10-year deal to supply Electricite du Cambodge with 48,000 megawatts of energy derived from rice husks every year. Phou Puy, president of PMTI, told the Post yesterday that about 70 per cent of the power generated from ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husks-pump-energy-grid

Electricity provider to offer Wing payments

Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) on Monday announced it will offer customers in Sihanoukville, Battambang and Siem Reap the option to pay their bills via mobile payment provider Wing. EdC and Wing officials signed an agreement on July 1 at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh authorising ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electricity-provider-offer-wing-payments

Residents left in dark again

Residents in the vicinity of Kab Ko market in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district found themselves fumbling in the dark yet again yesterday on the second consecutive day of hours-long power outages. According to locals, electricity to the street failed around noon on Wednesday and was restored ...

Sen David and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/residents-left-dark-again

EdC under pressure

One month after the capital’s power provider promised to end chronic city blackouts for good this hot season, residents and businesses continue to find themselves sweltering in the heat and throwing away any spoilable goods due to the unpredictable losses of electricity. In March, Electricite du ...

Laignee Barron and Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/edc-under-pressure

Pestech bags RM282m contract in Cambodia

Integrated electric power technology provider Pestech International Bhd has bagged a contract worth US$86.065 million (RM282 million), to construct a 198km transmission line for the transmission of power from existing and future power plants in the Sihanoukville area to Phnom Penh City, Cambodia. Pestech’s wholly-owned Cambodian ...

The Sun Daily News Staff
http://www.thesundaily.my/news/981297

Capital to be hit with blackouts

Rolling blackouts between three and nine hours long hit some locations in the capital, Kandal and Kampong Speu yesterday and will continue through Sunday, according to Electricite du Cambodge. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/capital-be-hit-blackouts

Wat Lanka Monks in Dispute With State Electricity Provider

About 200 monks from Phnom Penh’s Wat Lanka on Thursday called off a protest against the planned construction of an electricity distribution substation on the pagoda’s land by state electricity provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), pending negotiations with the company. Having assembled to make banners for ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/wat-lanka-monks-in-dispute-with-state-electricity-provider-49974/

Cambodia's rural communities to get sustainable energy access

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Australia are expanding access to economical and reliable energy for rural Cambodian households, including through the promotion of cookstoves in Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham provinces. A $6.1 million Australian Aid grant, administered by ADB, will finance ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=YTc1MDdmNzhlNTM

Official Charged With Misappropriating Funds

The deputy director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial tax branch who was arrested for corruption last week was on Friday charged with the misappropriation of public funds, an official confirmed Sunday. Phy Rith, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Wednesday, was charged by ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/official-charged-with-misappropriating-funds-48332/

ACU Arrests Customs Officer, Two EdC Staff

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) arrested a senior customs official in Preah Sihanouk province and two Electricte du Cambodge (EdC) officials in Mondolkiri province in separate corruption cases this week, ACU and court officials said Friday. Mondolkiri Provincial Court prosecutor Khut Sopheang said two staff members of ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-arrests-customs-officer-two-edc-staff-48225/

Pay&Go Aims to Streamline Bill Payments With New Services

A local company has begun working in cooperation with ABA bank to streamline payments for services such as electricity bills and mobile phone top-ups by allowing people to pay through its website, mobile applications and electronic kiosks. PayGo SEA (Cambodia) Co. Ltd., which operates under the ...

Joshua Wilwohl and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/paygo-aims-to-streamline-bill-payments-with-new-services-44794/

Villagers call for state electricity

About 200 protesters clamoured yesterday in front of a Kandal province commune chief’s office, demanding the state take control of providing their electricity. Yong Phany, a 32-year-old protester from Ang Snuol district’s Poeuk commune said Peoun Sambat, the private company contracted to provide electricity to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166410/National/villagers-call-for-state-electricity.html

‘Power cuts just a transitional problem’

Recurring power cuts and power shortages draw sharp complaints from Cambodia’s public, the political opposition and business owners. Keo Ratanak,  director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust. What is EDC doing to reduce electricity cuts here? The issue of power shortage is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065532/Business/power-cuts-just-a-transitional-problem.html

AFD in talks over power lines

The French Development Agency (AFD) said yesterday it is discussing an approximately 50 million euro ($65 million) loan to extend electricity transmission lines, and said it plans to provide more loans for vocational training in the Kingdom. “We are discussing [the] loan . . . that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050165342/Business/afd-in-talks-over-power-lines.html

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