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Cambodia Energy Information

Cambodia Key Figures

Population: 16.5 million
GDP growth rate: 7.05 %/year
Energy independence: 57.7%

Data of the last year available: 2019
Total consumption/GDP:* 100 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.74 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.1%

* at purchasing power parity

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita energy consumption was 0.54 toe in 2019, including about 600 kWh of electricity. This is relatively low compared to neighbouring countries.

Total consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2008, at around 9%/year and reached 8.9 Mtoe in 2019.

Biomass still dominates the energy mix (53% in 2019), although its contribution has been declining due to the increased use of hydro and coal. Oil ranks second (32% in 2019). Coal accounts for 8%, while primary electricity (hydro and imports) makes up the remainder.

Graph: CONSUMPTION TRENDS BY ENERGY SOURCE (Mtoe)

Interactive Chart Cambodia Total Energy Consumption

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Crude Oil Production

Production of crude oil started end of 2020in Apsara field of (Block A): the field is expected to reach a peak rate of 7 500 bbl/d.

Cambodia and Thailand share a maritime area called OCA (Overlapping Claims Area) of 27 000 km², which holds a large quantity of oil and gas. Estimates show that the area can contain up to 312 bcm of natural gas. An MoU for joint development efforts was signed in 2001 but then suspended in 2009. So far, no further common agreement has been reached.

Interactive Chart Cambodia Crude Oil Production

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

The updated NDC discloses a target of 25% of RES sources (including hydro) into the generation power mix by 2030 to be further supported in a forthcoming RE roadmap study. Meanwhile, the Government refers to the National Strategic Plan on Green Growth 2013-2030 and the National Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023 to guide its implementation of RE technologies.

The Power Development Plan 2008-2021 projected that 2 770 MW of total power capacities would be constructed by 2020, of which 2 241 MW of hydropower (against 1 330 MW reached in 2019).

Interactive Chart Cambodia Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

Cambodia updated its NDC in December 2020. It strengthened the previous NDC by increasing coverage including the AFOLU sector (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) and levelling up the ambition of the climate mitigation targets. By 2030, the country aims at reducing its GHG emissions by 42% (i.e. -64.5 MtCO2e) with international support, of which by 50% for the AFOLU sector (-38 MtCO2e) and by 40% for the energy sector (-13.7 MtCO2e).

Energy-related CO2 emissions nearly doubled over 2014-2019 with the commissioning of two new coal power plants and reached 12 MtCO2 in 2019.

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