Cambodia’s Power Supply Increases Sharply Last Year

Power supply rose sharply last year by 28 percent to 3,382 MW, according to data from the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

As of 2019, the main power sources are seven hydropower dams generating cumulatively 1,328 MW in power, accounting for 33.5 percent of the total power supply.

The report also stated other power sources such as the 675 MW from coal-fired power plants, 627 MW from diesel-fired power plants, and 123 MW from renewable energy including solar PV farms.

Cambodia imported 626 MW from its neighbours Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos last year, a 41 percent increase over 2018.

H.E. Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy, said that the Royal Government aims to increase capacity of power production from many power sources.

Development of electricity sources, augmentation of capacity of power generation, transmission, distribution, and electrification to consumers are the main tasks that we have been constantly implementing to respond to increasing demand of power consumption, stressed H.E. Suy Sem.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press