Cambodia to have enough power after Vietnam's
electricity arrives mid year
Feb 6, 2009 - BBC Monitoring via Comtex
[Report by Ravuth M.: "Purchased Electricity from
Vietnam Available Soon"]
Phnom Penh - Electricity purchased from Vietnam will
be available for consumers in Phnom Penh in the first
half of this year, said an official of the Electricity
of Cambodia (EDC).
Sin Hel, Director of EDC Power Network and Distribution
Department, said the erection of electric poles and
construction of networks were reaching the completion
and connection towards the city of Phnom Penh would
take place soon.
The city of Phnom Penh will be sufficiently supplied
with power when the 200 megawatts electricity purchased
from Vietnam is connected, he said, adding that Phnom
Penh is also going to get an additional supply of
180 megawatts once the construction of Kamchay hydropower
plant and power lines are completed.
At the moment, he indicated, there is no problem
of insufficient supply, as the EDC is capable of generating
around 180 to 190 megawatts, but there will be the
problem for a short period in the coming dry season.
However, he noticed, the shortage is not high because
some of the factories are using their own generators.
Sin Hel said there were some accidental blackouts
in the city, and that was not due to the insufficient
supply, but to technical matters with short circuits
caused by the private construction sites. - AKP (By
Mr Ravuth M.)
Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse email, Phnom Penh,
in English 6 Feb 09
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