Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

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Re: Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

Post by newkidontheblock » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 pm

Felgerkarb wrote:No modern business can occur without it, and everything the Chinese are building relies on electricity and solid infrastructure...they really fucked up here.
And? Unfortunately, it’s one of the many charms of the KOW.

Maybe Belt and Road will buy up the EDC and fix the power problems. Of course pollution will go through the roof.
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Post by RogueAnt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:44 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:50 am
EDC keeps a tight grip on power production by making it difficult for others to mass deploy alternative power production methods such as solar panels.
Sorry, but thinking you can generate enough electricity to power a capital city using solar is a fantasy (a nice one though!) It is also expensive per kw, Cambodia is too dusty, plus the amount of space needed is unrealistic. Also, what happens when it's overcast for a couple of days? Rainy season? Solar can only ever be a small percentage of a country's electricity production plan.

Imho, there are no short term solutions apart from buying it from neighboring countries but I'm in Vietnam at the moment and we are having power outages too.

They need to get the Chinese to start ASAP on building nuclear or continue to build coal power plants.
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Post by John Bingham » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 pm

Phnom Poon wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am
Turkey must be concerned to help power those Zaman schools
Those schools were sold to the Cambodian Paragon group a few months ago.
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Post by John Bingham » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:48 pm

mcam wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Yes I think it looks bad on Cambodia as a whole. 6 hour power cuts everyday screams poor planning. Funny how this didn't happen last year when there was an election
We didn't have such an extreme dry and hot period last year, and the election was at the end of July, well into the rainy season.
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Re: Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:07 pm

RogueAnt wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:44 pm
They need to get the Chinese to start ASAP on building nuclear ...
Brilliant idea. But what happens when there's not enough water for a nuclear plant to function ?

https://www.quora.com/Why-do-nuclear-po ... need-water
Summary:
So there you have it. We have two different ways of cooling steam in a nuclear power plant, and both require drawing water from a nearby river, lake, or other source.
Not to mention all the other possible things that could go wrong. However, why spoil grandiose plans with minor technicalities ? :mrgreen:
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Post by RogueAnt » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm

Coal power plants need water also so I'm not sure what your point it. Yes, there are potential problems with nuclear but China and South Korea are aggressively pursuing nuclear power and can oversee them. It takes about 6 years for an engineer to be trained and there are plenty of smart young Cambodians.

Here's China's 2016 power generation capacity and 2040 projection - (sorry I don't know how to add a photo)
https://www.iea.org/media/publications/ ... cityv2.png

Meeting energy needs are complex enough for developed countries, let alone developing countries. Price per kw has to be a major consideration and unfortunately there are limited options.
Today, nearly a quarter of all electricity produced in Germany still comes from burning lignite, often called brown coal, one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, making Germany the world’s leader in the mining and burning of lignite, according to the International Energy Agency.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/worl ... imate.html
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Re: Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

Post by Phnom Poon » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:32 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:45 pm
Phnom Poon wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am
Turkey must be concerned to help power those Zaman schools
Those schools were sold to the Cambodian Paragon group a few months ago.
Indeed
quid pro quo

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Re: Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

Post by mcam » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:33 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:48 pm
mcam wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Yes I think it looks bad on Cambodia as a whole. 6 hour power cuts everyday screams poor planning. Funny how this didn't happen last year when there was an election
We didn't have such an extreme dry and hot period last year, and the election was at the end of July, well into the rainy season.
Really I never knew that! :facepalm:
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Post by Apexisto » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:35 pm

How fucking hard is to use good reliable technology like OIL and COAL power plants? All what you need to do is to import enough coal/oil to a country and then burn then and everybody’s happy with excess electricity. It should be common fucking sense to have backup power production plans and keep building more coal/oil plants when consumption increases. They can be shut down if the hydros working well. I played Simcity games and even a child can produce better electricity plan than those stupid Cambodians. And why I am here only one mentioning about it?
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Re: Power cuts? Don't worry - "Cambodia considers floating plant from Turkey to battle power woes"

Post by davegorman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:43 pm

Only children or simple adults play SimCity.
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