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Ta Daok is a community situated on a flood plain next to the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, 20 kilometres from the national grid and 70 minutes drive from the closest town, Kampong Chhnang. It comprises 150 people who are reliant on local farming and agriculture. For six months of the year, the community is only accessible by boat. Before Okra's operations on the island, households relied on wood-burning stoves and lead-acid batteries for lighting. Funded by the UNDP and deployed by EcoSun and Pteah Baitong, this pilot project showcased to the Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy how Mesh-Grids could scale in remote areas that are difficult to service with tradition electrification technologies. Since the Mesh-Grid has been installed, businesses can operate after sundown; enabling additional revenue generation. Households have transitioned to clean fuels reducing exposure to carcinogenic fumes.
Pteah Baitong, MME, UNDP
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