Energy Commission announces 500MW large scale solar tender


PETALING JAYA: The Energy Commission (EC), today announced it is requesting proposals for the development of large scale solar photovoltaic plant (LSS).


In an advertisement in StarBiz, the EC said the plant would be connected to the grid and sell its energy to Tenaga Nasional Bhd under a power purchase agreement.


“The LSS capacity to be tendered will be from 1MW to 100MW with a target aggregate capacity of 500MW in Peninsular Malaysia, which is expected to be commission in 2021,” the EC said.


It has been reported that the Government will undertake an open tender in 2019 for an estimated RM2bil worth of projects under the third cycle of the LSS3 scheme, to increase electricity generation from renewable energy (RE).


The projects are in addition to ongoing LSS projects to produce 958MW of electricity between the end of this year until 2020.


Solar accounts for about 67% of Malaysia’s RE capacity while biogas and biomass account for the second largest portion at 28%.


The closing date for the completed request for proposal submission will be before 5pm on Aug 19, 2019.