Cambodia Energy Information

2018 Cambodia Key Figures

Population: 16.3 million
GDP growth rate: 7.53 %/year
Energy independence: 59.0%

* at purchasing power parity
Total consumption/GDP:* 103 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.68 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 14.8%

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Total Energy Consumption

Per capita energy consumption was 0.52 toe in 2018, including about 510 kWh of electricity. This is relatively low compared to neighbouring countries.

Total consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2008, at around 10.5%/year and reached 8.5 Mtoe in 2018.

Biomass still dominates the energy mix (54% in 2018), although its contribution has been declining due to the increased use of coal and hydro. Oil ranks second (29% in 2018). Coal accounts for 11%, while primary electricity (hydro and imports) makes up the remainder.

Interactive Chart Cambodia Total Energy Consumption

More research: Cambodia energy report

Crude Oil Production

There is no production of crude oil as yet.

The country is divided into six offshore blocks (blocks A to F with the oldest Block A created in 2002) and nineteen onshore blocks (blocks I to XIX).

Of the six offshore blocks, only block A and C are currently assigned and carry out E&P activities.

Interactive Chart Cambodia Crude Oil Production

More research: Asia Refineries Dataset

Renewable in % Electricity Production

There is no specific renewable energy (RE) target or dedicated policy, but 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 would be supplied by hydropower.

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

CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions

In its NDC released in 2017, Cambodia aims to reduce its GHG emissions in the energy sector by 27% by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario, amounting to total savings of 3. 1 MtCO2eq in 2030 (of which, 16% from power generation, 7% from manufacturing, 3% from transport, and 1% from buildings).

Energy-related CO2 emissions nearly doubled over 2014-2017 with the commissioning of two new coal power plants and reached 11 MtCO2 in 2018.


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