KUALA LUMPUR: Unit one of Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd’s coal-fired power plant in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan, has achieved its first synchronisation on Dec 10.
Jimah East Power is a 70% subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).
TNB said the first synchronisation meant the generator of unit one had been synchronised to the Malaysian grid system and commenced supplying electricity to it.
“This is a major milestone towards the unit completion,” it said in a statement yesterday.
TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie said the project, Malaysia’s fourth ultra-super critical (USC) coal-fired power plant, would increase TNB’s generation capacity to over 14,000MW.
He also said the power plant was TNB’s third USC coal-fired power plant and the other two are Manjung four and Manjung five, both located in Lumut, Perak.
“Today’s milestone is significant as it confirms the project progress at 97%,” he added.
The RM12bil plant comprises two units of 1,000MW USC coal-fired power plant, with unit one scheduled to start commercial operation in June 2019 and unit two in December 2019.
Meanwhile, Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions director and general manager Takao Konishi said Toshiba is committed to contributing to the realisation of a low carbon economy and a stable power supply in Malaysia, by providing world leading power generation technologies.
USC technology is an efficient coal burning technology with 40% efficiency compared with pulverised coal-firing technology, which has a 36% efficiency.
Power generated from the Jimah East Power facility will be sold to TNB under a 25-year power purchase agreement. — Bernama
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