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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 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/firm-set-launch-150mw-solar-power-plants-kingdom

Two coal power plants built in Preah Sihanouk

The locally owned Cambodia International Investment and Development Group (CIIDG) and China Huadian Hong Kong Co Ltd (CHDHK) are partnering to build two coal-fired power plants in Preah Sihanouk province. With capital investment of around $1 billion, the facilities will be able to produce some ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/two-coal-power-plants-built-preah-sihanouk

Coal-fired power plant to come online in S’ville this month

A 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant will start producing energy this month in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk, according to a high-ranking energy official. The plant is seen as an important element in the government’s strategy to deal with the current energy shortage. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666710/coal-fired-power-plant-to-come-online-in-sville-this-month/

Subsidies spark cheaper energy

Cambodia plans to spend more than $100 million on subsidies by 2021 to reduce electricity tariffs in a move to spur economic growth and relieve the financial burden on businesses and households, a senior government official said. Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Ratanak told reporters ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/subsidies-spark-cheaper-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

B.Grimm buys 30MW solar plant under development in Cambodia

Thai firm B. Grimm Power has extended its interest in PV in Southeast Asia by investing in a 30MW solar project to be set up in Cambodia. The ground-mount system is slated for development in Serie Saophoan, Banteay Meanchey Province. Company subsidiary B.Grimm Solar Power entered ...

Tom Kenning
https://www.pv-tech.org/news/b.grimm-buys-30mw-solar-plant-under-development-in-cambodia

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.   ...

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

PM: Utility bill to be separated

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered that waste collection fees be removed from electricity invoices issued by Cambodian national utility company Electricite du Cambodge (EdC). The decision will take effect from January. The move came a day after the government revoked the business licence ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-utility-bill-be-separated

Prime Road Alternative wins rights to 60MW solar farm

Prime Road Alternative Company Limited won construction rights to a 60MW solar farm project at an auction, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). An ADB press release released last week shows that the auction, which was conducted by Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), ended with ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prime-road-alternative-wins-rights-60mw-solar-farm

Construction date yet to be set for $1.3B coal-fired station

A nearly $1.3 billion coal-fired power station project in Preah Sihanouk province is still in the research and development stage with a construction date still not set, a Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman told The Post. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/construction-date-yet-be-set-13b-coal-fired-station

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

Four solar projects approved

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved four solar projects that will produce a combined 140 megawatts. The body convened last week to review a raft of new laws and investment proposals, which included the four solar projects. In a statement issued after the meeting, the ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50623720/four-solar-projects-approved/

Gov’t to reduce reliance on hydro

The government will prioritise renewable energy development rather than hydroelectric power, Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak has said. Private sector insiders have hailed the decision, saying investment in solar power would make the Kingdom’s manufacturing sector more competitive due to lower prices. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-reduce-reliance-hydro

Cambodia buys power generator from Finland

Cambodia has officially signed an agreement to buy a power generator from Finland, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official Facebook page. The Cambodian government approved the purchase of the 200MW power generator from Finland for $175 million, with it set to further bolster Phnom ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-buys-power-generator-finland

EdC, two Chinese firms ink agreement on power plant

Cambodia’s state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) on Tuesday signed an agreement with two Chinese companies to build a $380 million oil and liquefied natural gas power plant in the Kingdom. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/edc-two-chinese-firms-ink-agreement-power-plant

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

WB: Cambodia among the fastest electrifying

Cambodia is currently among the fastest electrifying countries in the world, with coverage reaching 89.1 per cent as of the end of 2017, a newly published World Bank report says. The Kingdom has made significant progress in providing access to electricity, becoming one of four ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wb-cambodia-among-fastest-electrifying

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/

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