To Wave “Goodbye” to Power Shortage

AKP Phnom Penh, June 14, 2019—

Ministry of Mines and Energy has convened an inter-ministerial meeting to address power shortage in Cambodia in the following years.

The minister H.E. Suy Sem chaired the meeting on the development and management of energy improvement master plan for Cambodia recently with the taskforce at the ministry here in Phnom Penh.

The meeting looked into assessed energy needs for 2020-2030 carried out by the technical team and discussed interventions to ensure sufficient supply of the utility from 2020 to 2021.

The team also identified interventions to make possible power sources in a longer run from 2020 to 2030 so as to sustain the supply of the energy in the Kingdom.

The Royal Government of Cambodia signed recently an agreement to construct 400 megawatt generator houses in Kandal province to further ensure power supply security especially in Phnom Penh – the move following the country’s power shortage in the recent dry season.

The lessons learned inspired the development of energy improvement master plan in Cambodia being led by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

According to the ministry’s figures, Cambodia consumed 2,650 megawatt last year – about 15 percent higher than consumption in year before – and of the 2018 power consumption, 442 megawatt were imported from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

By Mc Soleil