Recently, Huawei Technologies Cambodia and the Ministry of Mines and Energy jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for “technical collaboration on solar energy and communications and information technology.”
Suy Sem, the minister of mines and energy, and Wang Wentian, the Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, attended the signing event.
The MoU places a particular emphasis on working together to explore technical standards, safety, and the coordination of solar energy with a networked system to safeguard the stability of the power grid.
To prevent any potential negative effects on the provision of electricity when using solar energy, the agreement establishes collaborative research of the technology of battery energy storage systems and determines the appropriate amount of reliance on batteries by Cambodia’s power grid.
Additionally, it establishes the framework for a study on the utilisation of standalone solar energy systems that are not linked to the broader electrical power network, particularly for remote communities and islands that lack electricity and where a connection to the main grid is unfeasible.
Along with the adoption of energy efficiency technologies and solutions to reduce the Kingdom’s power needs, it will also be studied whether it is feasible to create a national management system for the complete solar power grid to monitor and manage all solar power stations.
To develop partnership capacities, there will also be case studies of how other locations in the Asia-Pacific region are addressing similar concerns as well as studies of communication and information technology, digital technology, and other solutions.
According to Suy Sem, some of the most important obstacles that all of mankind must overcome in this new period are related to energy, climate, and the environment.
The production and use of high-carbon energy must be replaced by the production and use of renewable energy, as well as the implementation of measures for energy efficiency. All of this must be done while maintaining an energy supply that is still adequate, high quality, reliable, and affordable.