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IDCOL Provide Advisory Services Power Utility Of Cambodia

EB Report

PInfrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), the largest energy and infrastructure

financier of the country, has been invited by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide

knowledge and capacity building support to the national power utility of Cambodia. IDCOL’s

ground-breaking works in off-grid electrification, particularly in dissemination of Solar Home

Systems, has gained global attention as one of the largest and most successful off-grid

electrification programs in the world. More than 12% of the country’s population have been

brought under the program who are currently using clean solar energy in their houses. ADB

intends to replicate IDCOL’s success by developing a similar program in Cambodia by scaling

up operations of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) department of Electricite du Cambodge

(EDC), Cambodia’s national power utility responsible for electricity production, transmission

and distribution in licensed areas.

IDCOL has previously provided knowledge and capacity building support as well as on the

job training to more than 100 officials from various public and private sector agencies of

Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Sudan, Guinea, Nigeria and Sub-Saharan African Countries.

However, this will be the first time IDCOL will work directly with a development partner and

send its experts overseas to support another country’s renewable energy program. Mr.

Nazmul Haque, Director (Investment) & Head of Advisory and Mr. Enamul Karim Pavel, Head

of Renewable energy will visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia during October 10~14, 2016 in this

regard.

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