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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

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

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

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50588011/kampong-speu-solar-farm-to-start-generating-energy-in-april/?fbclid=IwAR1uVQELbeOJOtc3A2hN3mCEZSfm7LXvdr6vEBJ54vu67LyV1v5zH8v28W8

Kingdom to see 3,000MW supply

The Kingdom plans to increase electric power supply to 2,870.65MW next year, up from 2,650.26MW this year, according to the Electricity Authority of Cambodia’s (EAC) 2018 annual report that The Post obtained on Thursday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-see-3000mw-supply

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115618/power-access-spreads-but-reliability-problem-persists/

Government sticks to plan on power price cuts ahead of election

Officials appeared to walk back a promise to issue larger-than-average electricity price reductions ahead of July’s elections, instead following a previously announced plan to make small reductions in costs. Ty Norin, chairman of the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC), released a statement earlier this month announcing ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-sticks-plan-power-price-cuts-ahead-election

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109671/new-electricity-bill-cuts-planned-start-april/

Cardamoms in power’s path

The Council of Ministers on Friday gave the green light for construction of a transmission line from Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, raising concerns from conservationists who fear the impact of cutting through largely untouched forest areas in the Southern ...

Ananth Baliga and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cardamoms-powers-path

Coal-fired plant tests new power generator

Structural testing of the third unit of a 700-megawatt coal-fired power plant under development in Preah Sihanouk province has begun, with the new unit expected to go online by the end of the quarter, a government official said yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coal-fired-plant-tests-new-power-generator

Domestic energy boost reduces reliance on imports

Cambodia’s domestic electricity production grew significantly in 2015, helping to reduce the Kingdom’s reliance on imported energy, the national electricity regulator said in its newly released annual report. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/domestic-energy-boost-reduces-reliance-imports

Royal Group submits plan for coal-fired plant

New details have emerged on Royal Group’s ambitions to expand its energy portfolio after a government official clarified that Cambodia’s biggest conglomerate is seeking to develop its own coal-fired power plant, rather than finance an existing one. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/royal-group-submits-plan-coal-fired-plant

Sihanoukville power plant draws Royal Group's interest

The Royal Group, Cambodia’s biggest conglomerate, will be involved in funding future phases of a massive coal-fired power plant under construction in Preah Sihanouk province, a government official said yesterday, although details of the size of the investment or its timeline remain hazy. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-power-plant-draws-royal-groups-interest

Renewables can replace fossil fuels by 2050: WWF

Cambodia can realistically get 90 per cent of its energy from wind, solar and biomass by 2050, the World Wildlife Federation found in a new report published yesterday. ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/renewables-can-replace-fossil-fuels-2050-wwf

Cambodia lags behind 2020 power target

Cambodia is lagging behind its target to achieve nationwide electrification by 2020, the head of the country’s electricity regulator warned Tuesday. ...

Prashanth Parameswaran
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/cambodia-lags-behind-2020-power-target/

Energy forum promotes renewables through regulation

A team of energy regulators from the four Lower Mekong countries and the United States began a three-day forum yesterday in the capital to try to coordinate a clean energy strategy for the region. ...

James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17448/energy-forum-promotes-renewables-through-regulation/

Business hub set to tackle key challenges before listing

The Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone has 77 tenants from nine countries and 80 per cent occupancy, but high electricity costs and corruption remain a drag on profits. The main issue is electricity costs, says PPSEZ chief executive Hiroshi Umaetsu. “If [electricity] goes from 19 ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business-hub-set-tackle-key-challenges-listing

EdC to light up casino town

Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) has announced an $84.5 million project that will see the Vietnamese border town of Bavet connected to the Kingdom’s power grid. EdC representatives told media on January 15 that the Chinese government will in part fund the power grid expansion from Kandal ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/edc-light-casino-town

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