Reposted from The Cambodia Daily
Cambodia still relies heavily on energy imported from neighboring countries.
By Kaing Menghun and Simon Henderson
National energy supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) on Monday announced that a 50-MW coal-fired power plant in Preah Sihanouk province is ready to come online this week and will solve Phnom Penh’s chronic blackouts.
In recent months, Phnom Penh, Kandal and Kompong Speu provinces have experienced a continuous spate of power outages during hours of maximum electricity usage due to hot weather and a lack of water in the country’s few hydropower dams. More…
Reposted from The UB Post
Minister of Energy M.Sonompil said last week that the ministry is aiming to make Mongolia energy self sufficient by next year and plans to expand energy production further to eventually become an energy exporter. The minister’s comments came during a regular update on the ministry’s current projects and plans. The updates are part of the government’s actions to increase transparency. More…
Reposted from Business Recorder – Reuters
A Buddhist lama stands on a rock as he watches the site of a hydroelectric power plant
Bangladesh’s leading privately held electricity provider, the Summit Group of Companies, plans to build a power plant in Bhutan, Chairman Muhammad Aziz Khan said on Sunday. “At the moment we are surveying to identify the bottlenecks and potentials to set up a power plant in Bhutan with 500 megawatts capacity,” Khan told Reuters in an interview. More…
Reposted from Platts
A 450MW combined cycle gas-fired power station is now operating in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh.
The state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board is racking up large losses by paying penalties for not purchasing electricity from some oil-fired power plants under an existing agreement, a top BPDB official told Platts Monday.
Bangladesh has kept many of its oil-fired power plants shut under a cost-cutting measure since early March as the BPDB stopped purchasing electricity from them, Platts reported previously. More…
Reposted from the Phnom Penh Post
By Rann Reuy
An unnamed Chinese investor will put nearly US$400 million into a 300-megawatt coal-powered plant in Kampot province, officials said yesterday.
The plant, slated for a November groundbreaking, will provide power for the Kampot Special Economic Zone, the nearby Prey Nob oil-refinery in Preah Sihanouk province and rice mills after a 30-month construction period, said Vinh Huor, president of Kampot Port. More…
Reposted from The Indian Express
In a boost to India’s strategic initiative for putting in place a SAARC electricity grid, Bangladesh has come up with a plan to jointly develop power projects in north-east India, with the aim of wheeling back power to meet its own demand.
Dhaka is also keen to import electricity from Bhutan and Nepal to import using Indian territory and grid infrastructure, which could set the stage for a multilateral SAARC Market for Electricity (SAME) being envisaged on the lines of the Nord Pool in the Scandinavian countries and the West African Power Pool. More…
Reposted from Reuters
Gas-fired power station in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh
Bangladesh on Thursday banned the import of new oil-fired turn-key electricity generators, citing foreign exchange worries and reversing a policy to allow independent power producers to setup mini plants to meet chronic power shortages. More…
Reposted from BBC News
Bangladeshi and Indian electricity companies have signed a deal to build a $1.5bn (£950m) plant to help address Bangladesh’s chronic power shortages. More…