Cambodia ‘to achieve 20 percent of energy supplies from solar’

Scores of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are in the pipeline for construction and ready to put into operation by 2023. The Cambodian government aims to generate 20 percent of energy from renewable energy.

The news was revealed by Permanent Secretary of States at the Ministry of Mines and Energy Ith Praing at the Singapore-IRENA High-Level Forum of the Singapore International Energy Week 2021, on Tuesday.

Cambodia’s electricity is dominated by renewable energy, hydropower dams, accounting for 88 percent followed by solar power, Praing said, adding that Cambodia still has some coal-fired power plants in the mixture and imports to support the country’s power stability.

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Chea Vanyuth