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

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

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

EDC reduces daytime energy supply to offset shortage

Electricité du Cambodge yesterday issued a statement saying that due to power shortages, it has reduced the supply of electricity in the Kingdom during the day in order to ensure supply at night. In the statement, EDC said it had contacted neighbouring countries in order ...

Khuon Narim

Kampong Speu solar farm to start generating energy in April

Amid a dry spell that has led to power cuts across the Kingdom, Electricite du Cambodge announced last week that a 60-megawatt solar power park in Kampong Speu province will start generating power next month, roughly four months ahead of schedule. The solar farm will ...

Chea Vannak

Cambodia has wind energy potential – study

France-based Blue Circle has finished a feasibility study for a project to build wind turbines in the Kingdom, with results indicating investment should ensue. The results of the study were presented during a meeting on Monday between company representatives and Suy Sem, the Minister of ...

Chea Vannak

Holdouts demand electricity compensation

Electricite du Cambodge has challenged a claim by eight families from Kampong Cham province for compensation after power lines were built across their land. EDC said it had to build the line from Kampong Cham province to Stung Treng province. The 240km line affects 1,054 ...

Sen David

Power access spreads but reliability problem persists

Access to grid electricity has expanded to 71.5 percent of households but the reliability of power supplies can be improved, the World Bank says in its latest report, released yesterday. The bank says nearly two-thirds of households with access to the grid face frequent power ...

Sok Chan

Cambodia on course to have all villages electrified by 2020

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that 88 percent of villages nationwide will be electrified by the end of the year, setting the government on its way to achieve its goal of connecting every village in the country to the national grid by 2020. ...

Chea Vannak

New electricity bill cuts planned to start in April

Starting on April 1, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) will continue to bring down the cost of electricity for households and enterprises in Phnom Penh and a number of provinces, according to a recent announcement by the agency. In a statement released earlier this month ...

Sok Chan

Poor households given $51m in energy subsidies

The government subsidised $51 million worth of electricity across the country in 2017 in a bid to bring down the price of electricity for low-income households, according to the Minister of Mines and Energy. Speaking at the annual conference of the Electricity Authority Cambodia yesterday, Suy ...

Sok Chan

Life in the dark amid broken power promises

In Svay Rieng province’s Bati commune, electricity poles and wires sprung up five years ago in Thnanh village but power still has not run through them, leaving villagers reliant upon batteries and most recently, solar panels. ...

May Titthara

Prospects bright for solar in Kep

The Ministry of Environment has announced its support for a new 10-megawatt solar power development project in the coastal province of Kep to be spearheaded by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), a South Korea-based organisation set up by the UN in 2012 to chart ...

Kali Kotoski

Government approves law to guarantee energy purchase

The National Assembly approved a draft law yesterday that will guarantee the state’s purchase of electricity from two large-scale private energy projects, protecting the investments against any loss resulting from political instability. ...

Hor Kimsay

ADB funds solar project

Cambodians will soon have access to more affordable power if the agreement signed on Monday between Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a 100 megawatt national solar park programme goes according to plan.   ...

May Kunmakara

Renewables start to gain traction

Solar power is slowly gaining momentum in Cambodia as a viable source of electricity for the country’s growing energy needs, though stakeholders are anxious to see a real government commitment to establish a beneficial regulatory framework. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar

US, Japan firms sign milestone energy deals

Agreements were signed yesterday for the supply of key components for Cambodia Energy II’s coal-fired power plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville province. ...

Sok Chan

ADB gets behind solar project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has financially backed Singapore’s Sunseap Group’s project to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a long-term agreement with the state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge.​ ...

Sum Manet

Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

Sok Chan

Electricity access is growing, but divide persists

Cambodia has been quickly turning on the lights for more households, but access to electricity remains significantly lower in rural areas than in cities, according to a new report from the World Bank. ...

Matt Surrusco

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