Recently, a 60MW solar power station in northern Battambang province was commissioned and connected to the national grid.
Located in southwestern Thma Koul district’s Anlong Run commune, it is invested by Shenzhen-listed Risen Energy Co Ltd.
Keo Rottanak who is the director-general of state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge (EdC), said the project was part of 450MW of solar power planned to be hooked up to the national grid by 2022.
He said that -“This is a reflection of our future plans to deploy more clean energy into the national grid. The plant will create hundreds of jobs for people to earn extra income during the Covid-19 outbreak and help sustain further economic growth, especially in the industrial sector which in the future will need a clean-energy mix to support its production process”
The solar farm was linked to the national grid system via a 20 km-long transmission line.
The company has signed a purchase agreement with EdC at $0.076 per kilowatt-hour. The solar project is on Build-Own-Operate basis under a 20-year concession agreement with the state-run energy supplier.