Clean Energy in Cambodia
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What is Clean Energy?
  • Renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart energy
    Electricity and heat energy provided by sources that renew and don't run out like the sun, wind and biomass
    Using technology to do the same thing with less energy and optimising the balance of energy supply and demand.
Wind Power
Solar Power
Smart Efficient Use
Why is clean energy so important?
    Cambodia's new solar farm is priced at 3.877cents/kWh less than half the cost of coal and much cheaper than the cheapest hydro project!
    Renewable energy releases no direct emissions while coal and fossil fuels release air pollution and carbon emissions
    Solar capacity can be installed within months where as coal and hydro projects take 3-7 years to build. Wind can be built in 1-2 years
    investment on the infrastructure in the country, rather than paying to import fuel every year.
    Renewable energy projects result in double the amount of jobs compared to coal/fossil projects
    Solar and wind electricity have no carbon emissions - they do not directly contribute to climate change. While coal and other fossil fuels are the largest contributors to emissions in ASEAN
    Renewable energy can be installed locally reducing the reliance on importing fuel or electricity from outside Cambodia
To learn more about clean energy
Cambodia's electricity comes from coal and hydro,
with a small amount from solar power
Source: Electricity Authority of Cambodia, January 2023
Electricity generated in Cambodia by solar in 2022
Electricity generated in Cambodia by coal & oil in 2022
Electricity generated in Cambodia by hydropower in 2022
Over half of Cambodia's electricity (59%)
depends on imports - of coal, oil and electricity.
Source: Electricity Authority of Cambodia, January 2023
Electricity used in Cambodia imported from neighbours (Laos, Thailand, Vietnam)
Electricity used in Cambodia made from imported coal or oil fuel
Electricity used in Cambodia and made local resources in Cambodia
Solar energy and other forms of green energy don't pollute the environment, so they are a priority
Victor Jona, General Director of Energy at the Ministry of Mines and Energy

Solar approved or installed in Cambodia this year will save carbon emissions equivalent to driving back and forth between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh



But what if all new energy projects were renewable
To meet the growing energy demand up to 2030.
How much carbon would that save?

Using renewable energy for all new energy needs until 2030 would save the same amount of carbon as planting 46 million trees
There is an urgent need to move towards an equitable energy transition
Samdech HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia
Who Supports Clean Energy
in Cambodia?
Some words about
EnergyLab Cambodia
EnergyLab supports the growth of the clean energy market in Cambodia, with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurs. We do this by connecting and creating a clean energy ecosystem of industry, investors, entrepreneurs and research institutes through a range of programs, partnerships and events.