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Boosting RE in privately-led rural electrification projects in Cambodia

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There are currently approximately 200 existing diesel mini-grids in Cambodia and the same amount again will be needed by 2015. They often face very high production costs due to inefficient fossil-fuel powered generators and to the poor design of distribution systems. These constraints hamper the ability to increase energy access in the poorest rural areas.


To build two new power plants; one based on PV-diesel hybrid technology the other one based on biomass - rice husk gasification; to demonstrate the positive effects of RE and EE on local mini-grids. Support the retrofit of the distribution systems and extend the grid to the neighboring villages with identified potential consumers


Innovation Energie Dévelopement (IED)