Cambodia’s First Wind Energy Harvester Taking Shape

Renewable energy of Singapore-based Blue Circle has unveiled its plan to invest on wind energy in Cambodia.

H.E. Victor Jona, Director General of Energy at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, told reporters in an energy event held recently that the negotiation on power tariff between the company and government is scheduled to take place soon.

According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Blue Circle's plan is to build wind turbines with capacity of 80 megawatts on Bokor Mountain in Kampot province.

Blue Circle is an energy firm and the ministry has issued the license to conduct feasibility study in Kampot and Mondulkiri provinces, giving potential wind energy on Bokor Mountain. For its first phase, the company will invest to harvest 80 megawatts of wind energy, H.E. Victor Jona said.

Building facilities to generate 1 megawatt of wind power can cost between US$2 to US$3 million, he continued.

If the negotiation between the firm and EDC is successful, the project will be the first wind energy harvester of Cambodia � a move badly desired by the government to diversify its power sources for the national grids.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press