November 22, 2016
Ambassador Heidt helped kick off the workshop “Powering Cambodia” on Tuesday, which examined how Cambodia could address its energy challenges through improved grid efficiency and renewable energy options.
The event was hosted by GE, an American company with a long history of innovation in the health care, energy, transportation, and lighting industries, and was attended by government officials and representatives from local and international power producers.
“I am particularly proud to be here today as GE presents some of its new technologies and power solutions to Cambodia,” the Ambassador said. “This workshop is a concrete example of how the American business community can contribute to sustainable economic development in Cambodia.”
The Ambassador noted that the workshop aims to help the Cambodian government meet three goals it set for 2035 of reducing power demand by 20 percent, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and bringing electricity to all rural areas.
Also giving remarks were the Minister of Mines and Energy H.E. Suy Sem and GE ASEAN president and CEO Wouter Van Wersch.