Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, presided over this morning in Stung Hav district, Preah Sihanouk province, the inauguration ceremony of a 100-megawatt coal-fired power station invested by Leader Universal Holdings Bhd from Malaysia.
This will further contribute to responding to the electricity need in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh capital city where more than 400 megawatts are consumed, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said at the event.
The Cambodian premier said the Royal Government of Cambodia has been doing its best to attract and encourage foreign investors to invest in the electricity sector to meet the country’s need.
Meanwhile, Samdech Techo Hun Sen also inaugurated the 230-kilovolt transmission line from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham province.
According to the Electricity Authority of Cambodia’s report, the total electricity consumption in Cambodia increased by 22 percent from 3,527 million kilowatt-hours in 2012 to 4,297 million kilowatts-hours in 2013, while the electricity source potential reached 1,370 megawatts last year, up 66.70 percent from 822 megawatts a year earlier.
Cambodia is expected to have enough electricity sources from 2014 to 2017 from various sources including hydro dams, coal-fired power plants, renewable energy and so on.