Pricing Options for Renewable Energy based Electricity Generation

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The Royal Government of Cambodia objective, through its Rural Electrification and Transmission Project (RE&T), in co-operation particularly with the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other International Institutions, is that by the year 2030, over 70% of this rural population will have access to grid-quality electricity. These are ambitious goals which can be achieved only through the continued support of the international community.
Cambodia has no national grid and the country’s electricity supply consists of 24 isolated grids centered at major cities, provincial and small towns, with the exception of the electricity supply system of Kampong Speu which has been connected to the Phnom Penh system through a 115 kV single circuit transmission line since 2002. Electricity service providers in small towns and communes near the borders of Thailand and Vietnam also sourced some of their power from electricity suppliers from these countries. The three main electricity suppliers in Cambodia are: i) Electricité du Cambodge (EDC); ii) licensed electricity providers, and; iii) rural electricity enterprises (REE).
The Cambodian Research Centre for Development (CRCD), together with its partners Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques (CRA-W) of Belgium, Risø National Laboratory of Denmark and Emerging Power Partners Limited of Finland, was provided a co-financing grant by the European Commission to implement a project entitled “Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Options for Rural Electrification in Cambodia (REOREC). The principal objective of this project is to evaluate and develop the potential renewable energy options for the electrification of rural Cambodia. A number of feasibility studies was carried out to identify and evaluate actual renewable energy projects. These included both on-grid and off grid projects which raises different questions regarding the possible end-user tariffs or buy back tariffs. These issues are discussed in relation to overall energy pricing policies in this report.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Options for Rural Electrification in Cambodia (REOREC). Project Reference No.: 103-2004 Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Options for Rural Electrification in Cambodia (REOREC). Publication Reference: EuropeAid/119920/C/SV. Budget line BGUE-B2004-19.100200-C8-AIDCO


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