KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) first of two units of coal-fired power plants owned and operated by Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd (JEP) successfully achieved its commercial operation date (COD) on Wednesday, adding another 1,000 megawatts (MW) to Peninsular Malaysia’s existing generation capacity of 22,748 MW.In a statement, TNB said JEP is building two 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plants in Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan.
This will be TNB’s third and fourth super-efficient coal-fired power plant to date.
It added that the two plants are strategically located and are crucial in reinforcing the security of Peninsular Malaysia’s power supply.
JEP’s second plant (another 1,000 MW) is also on track to achieve its COD in December this year.
Apart from the JEP project, TNB’s two other USC coal-fired plants are Manjung 4 and Manjung 5 in Lumut, Perak.
Both are among the first ultra-supercritical coal-fired plants in Asean.
The USC technology is an efficient coal-burning technology with 40% efficiency compared with conventional coal-fired power plant which has a 36% efficiency.
TNB owns 70% of JEP, while Mitsui & Co. Ltd and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Ltd each hold 15% of JEP.
TNB is Malaysia’s leading electricity utility company with 9.56 million customers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan.