A 700MW plant will be developed by China’s Sinosteel and local company Royal Group.
The government of Cambodia has approved the construction of two coal-fired power plants totalling 965 MW. The government has approved a 265 MW coal-fired power project worth US$294m developed by the local company Han Seng Coal Mines in the northwest Oddar Meanchey province and is to generate first power in 2022. The government has also approved the construction of a 700 MW coal-fired power project worth US$1.34bn developed by Sinosteel (China) and local company Royal Group in the southwest Koh Kong province scheduled for commissioning in 2024. The thermal power projects are expected meet rising electricity demand and to improve the country’s energy supply, especially in the dry season when hydropower plants are running below their capacities.
This article was originally published by Enerdata.