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Cambodia Energy Information

Cambodia Key Figures

Population: 16.8 million
GDP growth rate: -2.8 %/year
Energy independence: 48.6%

Data of the last year available: 2020
Total consumption/GDP:* 84.9 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.78 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 9.44%

* at purchasing power parity

View all macro and energy indicators in the Cambodia energy report

Cambodia Related News

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Cambodia Related Research

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita energy consumption was 0.49 toe in 2020, including about 651 kWh of electricity. This is relatively low compared to neighbouring countries.

Total consumption increased rapidly over 2008-2019, at around 6%/year before slowing down in 2020 to 8.2 Mtoe.

Biomass still dominates the energy mix (44% in 2020), although its contribution has been declining due to the increased use of hydro and coal. Oil ranks second (35% in 2020). Coal accounts for 13%, while primary electricity (hydro and imports) makes up the remainder.

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View the detailed fondamentals of the market at country level (graphs, tables, analysis) in the Cambodia energy report

Crude Oil Production

Production of crude oil only lasted 8 months, from December 2020 to August 2021, in Apsara field (Block A), before the operating company declared bankruptcy and failed to reach its minimum production levels.

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Renewable in % Electricity Production

The updated NDC sets forth a target of 25% of renewables (including hydro) in the power mix by 2030 confirmed both by the next PDP 2020-2030 and a forthcoming RE Master Plan until 2040 backed by ADB. Meanwhile, the Government refers to the December 2021 Long-Term Strategy to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (LTS4CN), 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.

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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

Cambodia updated its NDC in 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 climate mitigation targets. By 2030, the country aims to reduce its GHG emissions by 42% (i.e. -64.5 MtCO2e) with international support, representing a reduction of 50% for the AFOLU sector (-38 MtCO2e) and 40% for the energy sector (-13.7 MtCO2e).

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