Week In South East Asia: Bidding Opens For 40 MW Kampong Chhnang Solar Project; Cambodia’s Battambang Solar Station Connected To Grid; IEA-Indonesia Energy Transition Alliance

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Bidding For 40 MW Solar Project In Kampong Chhnang Opens

The public bidding is now open for a 40 mW solar project in Kampong Chhnang province. The winning bidder will receive financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This project will provide a cumulative power of 100 mW once completed. It is the second stage of the Cambodia National Solar Park. Thai-owned renewable energy company Prime Road Power Co won the bidding process for the first stage, a 60 mW solar power plant. It is being financed by the ADB via a concessionary loan. The first stage’s bidding ended with Prime Road’s  lowest bid of $0.3877 per kilowatt-hour being selected.

Cambodia’s 60MW Battambang Solar Station Connected To Grid

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. 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.

The Landmark IEA-Indonesia Energy Transition Alliance Will Build A Path To A Sustainable Energy Future

IEA and Indonesia establish a new collaboration platform for accelerating energy transitions and driving sustainable and resilient recoveries from Covid-19 crisis. The IEA Executive Director, Fatih Birol, and Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif, announced the IEA-Indonesia Energy Transition Alliance, marking a step-change in ambition for Indonesia’s energy transition. The Allianceenhances collaboration between Indonesia and the IEA on tackling the emerging energy challenges of our time – both within Indonesia and internationally. It acts as a framework to work together to support policy development, accelerate Indonesia’s energy transition, and mobilize high-level political engagement. The Alliance will allow the IEA and Indonesia to build new partnerships and launch new workstreams to support Indonesia’s international energy leadership.

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