Electricity Supply in Cambodia Increases by 20 Percent

The nationwide electricity supply in Cambodia saw an increase by nearly 20 percent in 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a report of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

Six hydropower dams and coal-power plants generated a total power of 928 megawatts and 505 megawatts, respectively, it added.

The power imported from neighboring countries – Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos – increased slightly, at 4.63 percent compared to 2015, it pointed out.

With the above-mentioned energy supply, some 1.91 million of the total 3.28 million households throughout the country, or 58.23 percent, have already had access to the electricity, while the electricity network has covered 10,589 villages, or 74.74 percent, said the report.

Besides, the Ministry of Mines and Energy underlined that by 2018, Cambodia will generate about 400 megawatts more from the mega hydropower dam – Lower Se San II – in Stung Treng province.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press