KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is introducing blended coal at its power plant in Lumut, Perak, as part of a continuous effort to ensure a sustainable coal supply for electricity generation.
The introduction of blended coal for the Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station, which produces 20% of Peninsular Malaysia's energy generation, would help secure coal supply for the power plant going forward, the company said in a statement yesterday.
It was also in line with the growing trend among utilities to use blended coal to match power demand with the availability of coal supply, TNB said.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station, which has a generation capacity of 4,100 MW, consumes 15 million tonnes of sub-bituminous coal per annum.
The power station took delivery of its first blended coal shipment on Dec 31, 2018, at the neighbouring Lekir Bulk Terminal, which is owned by TNB’s wholly-owned subsidiary Integrax Bhd. — Bernama