ADB supports 2 GW solar and battery storage program in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a consultancy agreement with Cambodian utility Électricité du Cambodge (EDC) to develop two gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in Cambodia. Under this mandate, ADB will assist EDC to conduct a nationwide potential study on the opportunities for additional solar energy capacity in combination with a battery energy storage system (BESS).
ADB will also assist EDC in conducting a tender for a 100-megawatt pilot project to the private sector. »This program will be Cambodia’s most ambitious yet in the renewable sector,« said F. Cleo Kawawaki, Head of ADB’s Office of Public-Private Partnership. The mandate builds on ADB’s previous support for Cambodia’s solar sector, including the country’s first national solar park in Kampong Chhnang with a capacity of 100 MW.

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