Pekat inks deal to supply solar power to MBSP


Pekat executive director Wee Chek Aik said the contract showed its capability both as an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor as well as a registered PV investor.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pekat Group Bhd has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply solar-generated electricity to Majlis Bandaraya Seberang Perai (MBSP).

Pekat, which is a solar photovoltaic (PV) and earthing and lightning protection (ELP) specialist, said in a statement yesterday that the PPA was inked between its unit Pekat Solar Sdn Bhd with MBSP, under the government’s net energy metering (NEM) scheme.

Pekat Solar will install, own and operate a rooftop solar PV system with generation capacity of 536 kilowatt-peak, which will be installed on MBSP’s car park building.

MBSP will, in turn, pay Pekat Solar for electricity from the solar PV system, based on fixed discounted electricity tariff as mutually agreed value.

This is Pekat’s first project serving the public sector and the company said it reflected the rising market confidence in its capabilities in the solar PV industry.

MBSP will benefit from savings in its annual electricity bill, while reducing its carbon footprint in line with its commitment to transform Seberang Perai into a low-carbon city by 2022. The installation of the rooftop solar PV system is expected to start this month and completed by February 2022. Pekat Solar will also install an electric vehicle charging station on-site.

Pekat executive director Wee Chek Aik said the contract showed its capability both as an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor as well as a registered PV investor.

“The project complements the rising awareness in environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda by providing an avenue for MBSP to reduce carbon footprint in a sustainable manner through the adoption of clean energy, while helping achieve savings in its electricity bill for the long run,” he said.

Pekat is looking to work with government agencies to reduce their carbon footprint and in all their ESG projects.

“We believe more city councils, municipal council and government agencies will adopt the PPA model to take advantage of the NEM scheme to reduce their electricity bills,” he said.

With this installation, Pekat Solar has completed more than 12 megawatt-peak car park systems, mostly integrated type where solar panels formed part of the roof.

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