TNB Partners With Perak Govt To Drive Large-Scale RE Initiatives

November 25, 2023

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) partners with Perak government to explore the potential of floating solar systems in the vicinity of the Sungai Perak Hydroelectric Scheme, Dam and Reservoir, to drive large-scale renewable energy (RE) intiatives.

This is through the group’s wholly owned subsidiary, TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd’s (TNB Genco) cooperation with Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNPk).

In a parallel effort under NETR’s Centralised Solar Park project, the second partnership is via its wholly owned subsidiary, TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe), to team up with Perak government-linked company, Majuperak Holdings Berhad (MHB), to develop a substantial 100-Megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar project in Perak.

“These initiatives reflect a collective commitment to expedite Malaysia’s transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, aligned with NETR’s objectives,” it said in a statement today (Nov 23).

Its president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ir. Baharin Din said this visionary endeavours are aligned with the NETR aimed at propelling Malaysia into a future marked by cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

“The strategic partnerships with the Perak state government entities signify a collective commitment to expedite the transition to environmentally friendly energy,” he said.

The collaborations were formalised through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) during The Energy Transition Conference 2023 held last August, with each geared towards enhancing Malaysia’s renewable energy portfolio and concurrently reducing its carbon emissions.

TNB Genco-PKNPk collaboration, Baharin said this pioneering initiative is poised to redefine energy generation as both parties will embark on an extensive feasibility study for the development of Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) systems.

“The two-year timeline for this comprehensive study underscores TNB Genco and PKNPk’s strong determination to the realms of RE and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

“By harnessing the power of hybrid technologies, specifically hydro and FSPV, our objective is to support the country’s RE targets by efficiently utilising land and existing bodies of water,” he said.

As for TRe-MHB partnership, he said Perak has been identified as one of the potential states for this development, with MHB entrusted as the state entity for this initiative.

“The signing of the MoU demonstrates the unwavering commitment of both parties to explore the possibilities of ground mounted and floating solar development in Perak.

“TRe is set to develop a substantial 100 MW ground-mounted solar project across five sites in several states under NETR’s Centralised Solar Park project, which will be co-owned by TRe as the master developer together with other stake holders,” Baharin added.

TNB’s strategic partnerships reflect its dedication to transforming Malaysia’s energy landscape, advancing renewable energy, and contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Source – Business Today

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