Grid Reinforcement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | August 2020

The project will support Electricité du Cambodge (EDC), the state-owned power utility, in improving the capacity and stability of its transmission network. It will (i) expand and reinforce the electricity transmission infrastructure by constructing four 115 kilovolt (kV)–230 kV transmission lines and 10 substations in Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, and Takeo provinces; and (ii) introduce as a pilot the first utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) in Cambodia to understand the technology’s performance and assess different business models with a view to providing combined services for (a) renewable energy integration, (b) primary frequency response, (c) curtailment reserve, and (d) transmission congestion relief. EDC will also receive institutional support to implement the project and strengthen its capacity for improving efficiency, inclusion, and gender equality.

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated August 2020 is provided for the ADB project 53324-001 in Cambodia.

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