Cambodia’s Power Shortage Crisis

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Cambodia is facing a power shortage crisis.

For the past 2 weeks, Cambodia has seen rolling power cuts, as the Governments Power company EDC, routinely shuts off power to homes and businesses in order to reserve power.

According to the EDC, Cambodia is facing a shortage of 400 megawatts of power due to a lack of water that powers Cambodia’s Hydro-Electric dams.

Cambodias hydro-electric dams produce 50% of the country’s 2650 megawatt demand.

“Given that China, Laos and Thailand have been damming water themselves, causing water flow to Cambodia to reduce, coupled with a lack of rain due to the effects of El Nino, its no surprise that there is a power supply issue in Cambodia.” said Steve Morrish, Director of GEI Mekong.

GEI Mekong is a joint venture partnership between renewable energy company Global Green International Investments (GGII) and SMCS Group, aiming to provide green solutions to waste & energy problems through their waste-to-energy plants.