Mekong Utility Watch

Powering 21st Century Cambodia with Decentralized Generation: A Primer for Rethinking Cambodia’s Electricity Future

Grainne Ryder
Probe International
October 28, 2009

This report by Probe International challenges the assumption that large-scale power imports and large-scale hydro dams are the cleanest and most efficient way to bring electricity to more people. We argue that recent technological advances have made it more economical and reliable to generate power on a much smaller scale, closer to where power is needed, using many smaller power plants and building-scale generating technologies. The global power industry calls this distributed or decentralized generation and it is what’s reinventing the electricity business world-wide, rendering further investment in last century’s giant-scale power plants obsolete

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