Energy Commission seeks bids to build large scale solar PV plants


Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said between 2014 and 2018, Asia would see the installation of another 37 GW in PV capacity

KUALA LUMPUR:  The Energy Commission is conducting a second competitive bidding process for companies to build large scale solar (LSS) photovoltaic (PV) plants in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah/ Labuan.

It announced on Tuesday the plants will be connected to the grid and sell their energy to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) or the Sabah Electricity Board (SESB) under a solar power purchase agreement.

“The LSS capacity to be tendered will be from one to 30 megawatt (MWac) with a target aggregate capacity of 360MWac in Peninsular Malaysia and 100MWac in Sabah/Labuan, which is expected to be commissioned by in 2019 to 2020,” it said.

The EC will also announce the injection points for the connections to the grid.


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