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First of four solar projects due online in Cambodia this year begins commercial operation

Khmer Times:

The recently completed 60 mW solar station located in Battambang province’s Thma Koul district has started power generation and been linked power to the grid, according to Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC).

The station, invested in by Risen Energy Co Ltd, is among four solar projects that the Cambodian government approved in 2019.

The other three stations are a 30mW plant in Banteay Meanchey province, a 60mW solar station in Pursat province and a 20mW station in Svay Rieng province.

Victor Jona, director-general of Energy at the Ministry of Mines and Energy said this is a further step in Cambodia’s power generation being increasingly derived from mixed sources, particularly renewable ones such as solar.

The three solar stations yet to come on-line are all scheduled to begin generating power this year, he said.

Cambodia’s existing operational solar power stations include a 10mW and 5mW solar farm in Bavet city, Svay Rieng province, an 80mW solar station in Kampong Speu province and a 60mW solar station in Kampong Chhnang province.

[Chea Vanyuth]

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