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Cambodia pivots towards LNG-to-power

Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans Drought caused outages in Cambodia's power system earlier this year, leading the country to step up its LNG-to-power plans.
By Damon Evans 22 August 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34507
A Wartsila liquid fuel power plant in Kenya. (Wartsila)

The key issue: Cambodia suffered a number of power cuts between March and June because of a drought that left the country’s predominantly hydro-based power systems unable to spin their turbines. Climate change, which has affected seasonal rainfall, is expected to put stress on the system in future.

Interfax analysis: Severe electricity shortages are forcing the Cambodian government to accelerate its LNG-to-power plans. Since the power cuts began in March the government has approved various energy investments – including two 200 MW dual-fuel plants that...