Cambodia Lacking of 400 Megawatt of Electricity

Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said the country, especially Phnom Penh, is facing up to 400 megawatts of electricity shortage.

This information was shared by the Premier while presiding over the opening ceremony of the 5th River Festival in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday evening.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen thus called for understanding from his compatriots, explaining that some hydropower dams, the main energy source in the country, cannot produce electricity due to the lack of water.

Anyway, the Prime Minister urged not to reduce power supply at production bases, especially rice mills.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia has currently three main sources of electricity supply, including hydro-power plants of 1,329 megawatts, coal power stations of 538 megawatts, and solar energy of 64.77 megawatts.

Ministry’s record shows that Cambodia consumed a total of 2,650 megawatts of electricity in 2018 � an increase of about 15 percent compared to 2017.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press