Cambodia’s Royal Group signs agreement on renewable energy export to Singapore
Cambodia’s Royal Group Power Company Ltd. (RGP) and Singapore’s Keppel Energy Pte Ltd. (KE) have reached an energy purchase agreement on exporting renewable energy to Singapore via submarine high-voltage transmission. ...
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$230M hydropower dam to start construction in Pursat province
The construction of $230 million Stung Pursat hydropower I dam with a capacity of 80 megawatt is set to break ground soon, after the ground preparation at the construction site has been made since last year. ...
ADB and EDC Sign Mandate to Further Cambodia’s Renewable Energy Goals
ADB to support development of 2GW of solar power and study opportunities for increased solar power battery capacity. ...
ASEAN majority want end to coal
A survey has revealed that more than half of respondents want ASEAN countries to stop building new coal plants immediately, while almost two-thirds want their countries to phase out coal consumption either immediately or by 2030. ...
1.4GW Stung Treng hydropower dam okayed in principle
The government has agreed in principle to a 1,400MW hydropower dam in Stung Treng province to be built jointly by local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd and China (Cambodia) Rich International Co Ltd. ...
Cambodia committed to join research on safe, sustainable and affordable energy sources
Cambodia is ready to participate in research on safe, sustainable and affordable energy sources to contribute to dealing with climate change issue. ...
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Clean Energy Week arrives as China slams brakes on coal plants
EnergyLab Cambodia has launched its Clean Energy Week online campaign to showcase the opportunities clean energy can bring to Cambodia, running from October 21-28. ...
Renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
The government has planned to increase renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Research centre adds solar power station in Siem Reap
The Ministry of Environment and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia officially launched a solar power plant and battery storage system at the Kesor Kol Sok An Phnom Kulen Research and Conservation Centre on Kulen mountain in Siem Reap province. ...
Wind power project deal expected this year
The government expects to sign an agreement with French-owned Blue Circle to develop a wind farm project within the first half of the year, the director-general of the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department of Energy Victor Jona said on Monday. ...
International Donors Call for Redesign of Sesan 2 Hydro Dam
International donors, including the U.S., Australia, the European Union and the World Bank, have urged the Cambodian government to redesign a massive hydropower project in Stung Treng province that environmentalists say will deplete fisheries and submit it to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for consultation. In ...
Renewable energy course powers up
Instructors at the Royal University of Phnom Penh have just finished the first academic year of a landmark physics course. Launched in the fall of 2012, “Renewable Energy and Applications” aims to train students so they can seek internships and jobs in one of Cambodia’s fastest-growing ...
Sugar Firm Staff Protest Over Unpaid Wages
About 250 laborers working at a newly opened $90-million sugar factory complex in Kratie province-hailed by the government as a boon to Cambodia’s economy-staged a protest last Saturday morning demanding to be reimbursed for two weeks worth of unpaid wages. District governor Heng Soha acted ...
ADB Says Hydropower Growth Won’t Match Need for Oil, Coal
Cambodia’s reliance on imported fossil fuels to meet its energy needs is set to increase in the coming years, despite the raft of hydropower projects planned by the government, according to new data from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Using baseline figures from the Institute ...
Cambodia scores high marks for renewable energy
Cambodia’s share of modern biomass in total energy consumption is among the highest in the world, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency. The report also found that growth in Cambodia’s dependence on renewable energy excluding traditional biomass ...
ASEAN countries agree to greater economic cooperation
Senior representatives for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and ASEAN met here Tuesday and issued a joint statement highlighting their agreement to forge stronger mutual investment, trade, transport and scientific cooperation links. The joint statement was released at the conclusion of the 6th annual Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Summit, ...
Cambodia launches project to develop biomass-fuelled energy technologies
Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy on Thursday launched a four year project, aiming at promoting the development of biomass-fueled renewable energy generation technologies in industrial sector, officials said. The 5.6 million US dollar project will provide technical and partial financial support for the ...
Business summits set to start
Prime Minister Hun Sen will open the 2012 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, to run from the 17th to the 18th, in Phnom Penh tomorrow, ahead of the 21st ASEAN Summit on Monday. The summit is being held in an attempt to increase regional trade ...
Ratch puts mine purchase on hold as coal price dips sharply
The SET-listed Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (RATCH), Thailand’s largest private power producer, is to delay the purchase of a coal mine in Indonesia, as the global coal price has dropped sharply. Ratch had planned to acquire a mine to serve its new coal-fired power plants ...
Renewable energy used for rice milling
The Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association in Battambang province will establish a biomass-generated electricity plant in Battambang, an insider said. The plant will cost up to US$10 million and generate 10 megawatts of electricity. Phou Puy, president of the Federation of Cambodian Rice Millers Association (CRMA) and the ...