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Electric proposal Usage-based plan to lower power rates

Cambodia’s electricity regulator is set to roll out seven new plans designed to reduce electricity fees beginning in April and through 2020, with some fees dropping as low as 480 riel per kilowatt hour. ...

Yesenia Amaro and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electric-proposal-usage-based-plan-lower-power-rates

Lower Sesan II dam on schedule

The Lower Sesan II dam is expected to generate electricity as planned by 2017, filling a power void in the country as national grid construction is under way, according to the deputy provincial governor of Stung Treng. The dam, located in Stung Treng province’s Sesan district, ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30380/lower-sesan-ii-dam-on-schedule/

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

Rolling blackouts ‘not in the works’: official

Phnom Penh residents should experience blackouts less frequently this dry season, as state-run Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) now has enough power to avoid a repeat of last year’s rolling blackouts, a senior company official said yesterday. The amount of electricity Cambodia will receive from several hydropower ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rolling-blackouts-%E2%80%98not-works%E2%80%99-official

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

Blackouts leading to reduced production

Frequent power outages in Phnom Penh, a result of a shortage of supply and overuse by consumers, is harming the competitiveness of Cambodian products, industry insiders said yesterday. In addition to the challenges of expensive electricity prices, an ongoing issue for production costs, unreliable supply during ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761800/Business/blackouts-leading-to-reduced-production.html

Protests Over Mondulkiri Electricity Prices Resume

About 100 residents of Mondulkirri province’s Sen Monorom City have protested yesterday for the third time in the past 2 weeks in front of the provincial office of state electricity provider Eletricite du Cambodge (Edc), demanding that their electricity be decreased. Vann Neang, who ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Siem Reap Power Cut Hurts Tourism Industry

Three days after it went out, power had yet to be restored to large parts of Siem Reap province yesterday, badly impacting local businesses in the popular tourist hub of Siem Reap City and seeing a rush of people to buy generators. The power failure followed ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Villagers Protest High Electricity Charges

About 200 people from Siem Reap’s Angkor Chum district protested outside the district governor’s office on Friday, calling for private electricity company Duong Narin to lower its prices and asking the state electricity authority to connect to their area, protesters said yesterday. The residents of ...

Kingdom pushes power grid

The Cambodian government yesterday offered a subsidy on equipment to private electricity distributors in an effort to expand the Kingdom’s limited power grid. Private power suppliers who have completed between 70 to 80 per cent of their planned investments in electricity networks can request subsidies on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122053502/Business/kingdom-pushes-power-grid.html

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