, Cambodia
Source: ADB website

Cambodia connects 100-MW solar park project to national grid

The project was accomplished in partnership with the ADB. 

The Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) announced it has connected 60 megawatts of the National Solar Park project to its national grid. 

The National Solar Park, which has a 100MW total capacity was developed with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“Solar generation will need to be a key part of Cambodia’s efforts to expand access to affordable power while also transitioning to cleaner energy,” ADB President Masatgusu Asakawa. 

“ADB is pleased to have supported the establishment of the National Solar Park, which is a landmark project not only for Cambodia but for all of Southeast Asia.”

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The project proved that Cambodia has the potential to develop a large-scale solar park in a cost-effective manner.

“ADB was one of the early players in helping Cambodia increase its household access to grid electricity from 17% in 2008 to almost 90% in 2021, while also helping to reduce electricity costs nationwide,” Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Managing Director of EDC Keo Rottanak said. 

“ADB was the nation’s first development partner to fund an earlier 10 MW grid-scale solar farm and with the new National Solar Park today, ADB is with Cambodia once again in scaling up the nation’s solar contribution to more than 10% of the total generation mix in capacity terms.”

 

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