TNB continues to play active role in renewable energy generation

TNB said the acquisition was made after it received the Energy Commission and the Government

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) continues to play an active role in supporting Malaysia's renewable energy (RE) generation target by leveraging its competitiveness and strength, both locally and overseas.

TNB, in a statement yesterday, said locally, the national utility corporation has formed joint ventures for a biomass power generation stations, among other, in Jengka, Pahang with Felda and two biogas power stations in Layang-Layang, Johor and Bagan Datuk, Perak with Sime Darby.

It has also formed joint ventures for two biogas power stations in Puchong and Jeram, Selangor with Worldwide Holdings.

Apart from biomass and biogas, TNB has also embarked on the country's first Large-Scale Solar (LSS) through a 50 megawatt (MW) project in Kuala Langat, Selangor as part of its non-regulated business.

“The project, to be built on a 98-ha site, serves as a catalyst to TNB's aspiration in developing RE projects in the country and the region,” it said.

It said when completed in November 2018, TNB's capacity of electricity generated from RE sources would increase to 73.2MW from from 23.2MW currently.

Meanwhile, as part of its international RE drive, TNB has for the past two years acquired major RE asset portfolios in solar, wind and hydro in the United Kingdom, Turkey and India. — Bernama

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