The Kingdom’s electricity demand has been increasing year-on-year since 2010 as rapid development in the country continues, with last year’s growth around 15%. Today, more people in and out of the major cities rely on having access to electricity. The government is taking steps to meet that need and to reduce reliance on electricity imports from neighbouring countries.
The government had set the goal of electrifying all villages in the country by 2020, and this year increased the target of households connected to the national grid from 70% to 95% by 2030, according to the Basic Energy Plan report prepared by Cambodia’s General Department of Energy and supported by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
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