Cambodia Keyword: Electricity

March 30, 2023

Regional power trades are on the rise in South East Asia. Historically, Laos is a major exporter of mostly hydropower in the region, reaching nearly 2 billion US$ in 2022 to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. And the exported amount keeps growing. For example, Laos and Vietnam have signed another 3000 to 5000 MW of power […]

July 21, 2021

On 20 July 2021, Cambodia’s state-owned electricity utility EDC has announced selected 12 prequalified bidders for the country’s National Solar Park Project, phase 2. Unfortunately, the identities of the selected bidders are not publicly announced. The pre-qualification is about the bidders’ experience and their financial strength. It does not include a review of their technical […]

February 15, 2019

Electricite du Cambodge (“EDC”) has finally issued the long-awaited tender for the development of a 60MW solar power plant to be connected to the national grid, which is Phase 1 of a planned 100MW solar power park. On 13 February 2019, EDC issued an invitation for bids for the development, design, finance, construction, operation, and […]

January 30, 2019

Financing and tax 2018 saw several changes to the tax regulations. The application of transfer pricing rules in Cambodia is now a reality. Starting from 2018, companies have to comply with the regulations issued in October 2017, which adopt the arm’s length principle in accordance with the OECD’s guidelines. The regulations left many questions unanswered, […]

May 31, 2018

The Council of Ministers of Cambodia has recently approved the long-awaited project for the construction of a 60MW solar power plant. This is the first part of a 100MW project, which, according to the pre-feasibility study, proves to be not only viable, but will also contribute to national grid stability and an increase in energy […]

April 27, 2018

With Cambodia’s rapid economic growth and development, the country’s demand for reliable electricity supply continues to increase. This growth, combined with Cambodia’s liberal approach to foreign direct investment, provides significant opportunities for foreign investment in electricity production, transmission and distribution. This power sector update provides an overview of this sector and a discussion of the […]