(Stung Treng): Cambodia’s biggest hydroelectric dam Lower Se San II started generating power to supply two provinces – Rattanakiri and Mondulkiri on December 6, 2017.
During the site visit of Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem, Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) director Keo Rattank, and the delegation yesterday, one among the five hydropower turbines started producing power.
Turbine 1 starts its operation today and has the capacity to produce 50MW of electricity to supply in Rattanakiri and Mondulkiri since these two provinces import electric power from Vietnam,” said EDC director Keo Rattank.
The EDC director added that in the second half of 2018, all the five hydropower turbines will begin the operation, producing 400MWof electricity; Cambodia, by that time, will no longer need to import electric power from neighboring countries.
Please be informed that the Hydropower Lower Sesan II is a joint venture between Cambodia’s Royal Group and Hydrolancang International Energy (90%) and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) (10%). Its construction began in early 2013. The dam is expected to provide 400MW of electricity in 2018.