KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe) has appointed Envision Digital International Pte Ltd to deploy big data analytics applications in its large scale solar farm in Sepang, Selangor in Malaysia to improve energy productivity and operational efficiency.
The 50MW solar farm is one of the largest in Malaysia with 238,140 solar panels generating more than 110,000 megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy in its first year of operation in 2019.
In a statement Wednesday, TNB said the project with Singapore-based Envision Digital will involve the deployment of its cloud based digital analytics applications, including EnlightTM Solar, EnsightTM Solar, and Forecaster.
TNB said EnsightTM Solar monitoring will enable TRe’s operations team to have quick access to the farm’s real-time operation status, thus improving its operational and maintenance efficiency.
Meanwhile, the built-in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled Forecaster software will help provide accurate forecasts of weather conditions and power output, to ensure that TNB manages grid supply and demand effectively.
“The solar farm in Sepang is our first large scale solar project in Malaysia. By adopting cloud based solutions, we can monitor and analyse the solar farm’s performance remotely and achieve better returns on investment,” TNB Renewables managing director Mohd Yusrizal said in the statement.
“TRe is also committed in adopting innovative solutions in building up our capability towards becoming a leading RE asset developer and asset manager within Malaysia and the region.”
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