Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed a consultant from Japan to study the possibility of having a standalone generation network in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.
The study, to be undertaken by Tokyo Electric Power, is expected to be completed in six months, chief executive officer Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said at the Majlis Mesra Tahun Baru Cina TNB 2005 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
He was asked to comment on Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis' suggestion to have a power station at both areas as a back-up in case of a power failure.
The ministry has received a request from the industry for the government to build a power station as it is worried that businesses may be affected if there is a prolonged power failure.
Che Khalib said apart from the company's ongoing plans to strengthen the nationwide power supply system, “extra attention” would be given to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.
He said TNB had invested over RM400mil to improve the system in the central region.
Selangor and Federal Territory will have the enhanced system ready in 2007.
On the recent power outage in the city's Golden Triangle, Che Khalib said that the system had been installed with lightning protection “but the strike was so powerful that nothing could be done about t.”
The power outage affected some areas of Bukit Bintang, Jalan Imbi, Court Hill and part of Jalan Sultan Ismail. Power supply was back on within minutes. – Bernama