Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

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Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:07 am

Yikes. doesn't look good.
Prime Minister HE warns of new rolling power outages that threaten to short-circuit the economy

Cambodia is racing to prevent a new spate of power outages, similar to the unexpected rolling blackouts suffered earlier this year that caused untold damage to the economy.

Prime Minister HE warned in November that water levels at the country’s hydropower dams are running exceptionally low, driving down power plant production to about one-tenth of their normal output.

The leader has warned urban residents to prepare for more energy shortages during the dry season, typically running from October to April, if water levels do not rise sufficiently. HE had promised residents in June that there would not be power cuts in 2020.

The shortages threaten to short-circuit the economy,
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/12/artic ... lights-on/
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by Doc67 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:36 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:07 am
Yikes. doesn't look good.
Prime Minister HE warns of new rolling power outages that threaten to short-circuit the economy

Cambodia is racing to prevent a new spate of power outages, similar to the unexpected rolling blackouts suffered earlier this year that caused untold damage to the economy.

Prime Minister HE warned in November that water levels at the country’s hydropower dams are running exceptionally low, driving down power plant production to about one-tenth of their normal output.

The leader has warned urban residents to prepare for more energy shortages during the dry season, typically running from October to April, if water levels do not rise sufficiently. HE had promised residents in June that there would not be power cuts in 2020.

The shortages threaten to short-circuit the economy,
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/12/artic ... lights-on/
Dreading it... Got a two month trip planned for March and April to avoid the worst, but HE's recent announcement on 7th November said outages could start by the end of the year. It was March this year they began so it looks like we are being prepared for many more months of disruption...

Cambodia will face power shortages again from the end of this year throughout the dry season, Prime Minister HE said on Thursday.
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:08 pm

'disturbing..

but kinda nice too, with all these phnom penh people shut down
i hope you can find the candles folks, in the dead dark night.
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 pm

trying to figure out where the power is down

- Anybody without power please raise your right candle.

- Can Anybody hear me?
- Who farted?!!

- It can be dangerous to play dead, you know - a horny possum might take an interest.

- Somebody giggled. I know you're out there...
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by angkorjohn2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:57 pm

I do wonder, for my two cents, if this will be a tipping point for the younger generation. I know the power cuts last year frustrated lots of people, especially with the alleged warped bills that came in three times the normal rate despite having power less than 50% of the time. They have known growth and stability, improved infrastructure but if they are going to be impacted by sleepless nights, uncharged phones, impact on wifi, fans and AC and their business for a second year, whilst seeing the boom in Chinese led construction unaffected by this whether it would lead to any protests?
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Mmm, good point AJ

'hope so
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by adders28 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:15 pm

angkorjohn2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:57 pm
I do wonder, for my two cents, if this will be a tipping point for the younger generation. I know the power cuts last year frustrated lots of people, especially with the alleged warped bills that came in three times the normal rate despite having power less than 50% of the time. They have known growth and stability, improved infrastructure but if they are going to be impacted by sleepless nights, uncharged phones, impact on wifi, fans and AC and their business for a second year, whilst seeing the boom in Chinese led construction unaffected by this whether it would lead to any protests?
Increased prices for generators and maybe petrol too
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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by Username Taken » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:41 am

angkorjohn2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:57 pm
I know the power cuts last year frustrated lots of people,
Not that long ago. It was only earlier this year.

Was damned annoying being forced to sit in a dark office with no air-con, and no internet, so couldn't do anything. After a few hours, the management would say 'ok you lot may as well go home now'. You arrive home just in time for the power to go off in that section of the city.

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Re: Cambodia struggles to keep the lights on

Post by King Keil » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:04 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:08 pm
'disturbing..

but kinda nice too, with all these phnom penh people shut down
i hope you can find the candles folks, in the dead dark night.
It was never at night
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