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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. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wind-power-project-deal-expected-year

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/international-donors-call-for-redesign-of-sesan-2-hydro-dam-33311/

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061366236/Business/renewable-energy-course-powers-up.html

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/adb-says-hydropower-growth-wont-match-need-for-oil-coal-28794/

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 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MjRiYTU0NzYyNTR

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059210/Business/renewable-energy-used-for-rice-milling.html

Cambodia seeing a solar surge as prices drop

Cambodia is lighting up with solar power as international politics gluts the world market with inexpensive equipment options, according to industry insiders. The lowering or complete end of subsidies for US, European and Australian firms, along with China’s backing of the renewable energy sector, has seen ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958337/Business/cambodia-seeing-a-solar-surge-as-prices-drop.html

Energy mix

At the turnoff of Sihanoukville outside Phnom Penhmetal shop owner Kuch Sareun watches the sparks fly as his emplyees join pieces of steel. This year, he installed a diesel-run generator at his business since the frequent electricity outages were hurting his bottom line. Electricity is ...

Conference urges Cambodia to boost energy efficiency

Officials at a recent energy conference in Phnom Penh stressed that Cambodia needed to use energy more efficiently to meet regional goals, boost economic development and lower overall harm to the environment. More than 150 energy officials from the public and private sectors came together for ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Lighting the rural night

For Cambodian farmer In Chanthy, illuminating the rural night used to be tiresome task. His village in Svay Rieng province is not connected to the national electricity grid and to light the dark he would have to take car batteries to a station and pay ...

Cambodia Needs $100 Million Annual Investment to Develop Energy Projects

Phnom Penh: “Cambodia is needing $ 1 billion over the years or at least 100 million annual investment to develop renewable energy projects for rural electrification in order to reduce its dependence on diesel consumption,” said Mr. Toch Sovanna, Director of Departmemnt of Energy Technique, ...

Largest-ever Cambodian solar project launched

Cambodia’s biggest solar power initiative to date – expected to provide electricity to 12,000 households in off-grid areas – will be completed on January 31, according to officials involved with the project. Yiang Tal, chief of administration at the Rural Electrification Fund, said more than 10,000 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012011853987/Business/largest-ever-cambodian-solar-project-launched.html

Renewable energy to power Takeo milling plant

A Japan energy company yesterday said it planned to build a rice mill fuelled by rice husks in Cambodia’s Takeo province. New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) confirming cooperation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112352913/Business/renewable-energy-to-power-takeo-milling-plant.html

Leopard Spots More Investment Opportunities

Approximately US $75 million will be invested in Cambodia and Laos by Leopard Capital. The company will focus on financial service, agriculture and power. The 10 year fund is targeting annual returns of 25 percent and will favor renewable energy sources. ...

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