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Cambodia: Cambodia Solar Power Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 50248-001 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Gulshan, Karan Raj Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • Cambodia
  • Energy
Project Name Cambodia Solar Power Project
Project Number 50248-001
Borrower/Company Sunseap Asset (Cambodia) Co. Ltd.
Country Cambodia
Location Bavet
Type or Modality of Assistance
3495 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 3.60 million Approved
7498 Loan Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia I USD 3.25 million Committed
80 B-Loan Other USD 3.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Gulshan, Karan Raj
Project Sponsor(s) SchneiTec Co. Ltd.
Sunseap International Pte. Ltd
Objectives and Scope The project is the first utility-scale solar power plant in Cambodia, and the first competitively tendered renewable energy IPP project in the country. ADB's leading role in the financing package of the project will help demonstrate the benefits of increasing Cambodia's power supply through low-cost PPP arrangements from indigenous, renewable energy sources; and signal to the government, investors, and international financiers that private sector-led infrastructure investments can be undertaken successfully in a transparent manner, at a competitive price, and with a sound financing package.
Status of Operation/Construction The project started construction in September 2016, started generation on 30 August 2017, and achieved commercial operation on 1 October 2017.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2014 2018 for Cambodia, and ADB's Energy Policy.
Safeguard Categories
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An initial environmental and social examination (IESE) has been prepared for the project. The project site is far from environment-sensitive areas and is largely surrounded by rice fields. Construction-related impacts such as an increase in dust and noise levels, and occupational and community health and safety risks, are not expected to be significant, given the short duration of the construction phase and the availability of readily implementable mitigation measures.
Involuntary Resettlement All land required for the project site has been purchased from the sellers through negotiated settlement on a willing-buyer willing-seller basis. An overhead transmission line for electricity evacuation will use an existing canal and roadside right-of-way, which has been planned to avoid involuntary displacement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The project has no distinct and vulnerable indigenous peoples groups in the area that have the potential to be directly or indirectly affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Information disclosure and consultation with affected people were conducted in accordance with ADB requirements.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 26 Jul 2016
Credit Committee Meeting 27 Oct 2016
Approval 07 Dec 2016
Last PDS Update 12 Jun 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Cambodia Solar Power Project: Initial Environmental and Social Examination Report Environment and Social Impact Assessments Oct 2016

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