Second Power Transmission and Distribution


Project 37041-013
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Type Loan
Sector Energy
Country Cambodia
Start 2006
End 2015
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 52,360
Confinancing Source: Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Project Description

Sihanoukville, Cambodia's only deep-sea port, is a fast-growing city with major ongoing developments to (i) expand the port facilities, (ii) upgrade the airport, and (iii) set up an export processing zone, thus making Sihanoukville an import gateway to the southern economic corridor. No power transmission grid connects Sihanoukville to the national grid. The city gets its power from a small, isolated power system based on diesel generators. This mode of power generation is expensive, inefficient, as it does not achieve economies of scale, and cannot meet the demand. The Project will complement previous investments in the transmission and distribution facilities. It will (i) extend the 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Kampot to Sihanoukville, (ii) build associated substations and bulk supply distribution facilities, and (iii) carry out institutional development and capacity building for Electricit du Cambodge (EDC).

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Keo Rottanak
Organization Electricite Du Cambodge
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Electrification ratio by population increases from 17% in 2005 to 30% in 2010. The average tariff in the Sihanoukville region is reduced from the current $0.13-0.2/kWh to 0.08/kWh by 2010. All towns and villages along the transmission line have accessed to the national power grid.
  • Electricite du Cambodge energy sales and consumption in the project area increased from 20 GWh to 45 GWh. About 25,000 people are served by the power grid.