$12.5 million solar farm announced

Construction on a $12.5 million solar farm in Svay Rieng province will begin in the next few days, and will feed 10 megawatts (MW) a day into the national grid, officials announced yesterday. The 10-hectare site in Bavet City will be built and operated by Sunseap ...

Chea Vannak

Chinese firm signs deal with Cambodia's electricity supplier to build rural power grids

China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) reached a contract with Cambodia’s state-owned Electricité du Cambodge (EdC) on Wednesday to build rural power transmission lines, which will cover 13 provinces. ...


Gov’t urges business to invest in power

The government is calling for more private investment in the energy sector to meet rising demand from households and industry, a senior official from state-owned Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

EdC sends warning to staff

Following various complaints from Phnom Penh residents about surges in their electricity bills despite unaltered usage patterns and frequent blackouts, the state electricity body issued an announcement on Tuesday warning staff that they will be fired if caught recording the wrong number on electric meters. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Derailed dam angers EdC boss

Electricite du Cambodge director Keo Rattanak said on Saturday that the stalled Chinese-backed hydropower project in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley has set back Cambodia’s plans to become energy self-sufficient. Rattanak, who was speaking at a gathering for soldiers in the Odar Meanchey province, singled out ...

Chan Muyhong

Unions wary of energy plan

Some labour unions are suggesting reforms to state energy provider Electricite du Cambodge’s (EdC) plan to grant energy discounts to garment workers in Phnom Penh, saying yesterday that the current arrangement is “too complex to implement”. According to the new plan, workers are entitled to ...

Sarah Taguiam and Pech Sotheary

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