KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has embarked on a project to instal solar photovoltaic (PV) on the roof of its buildings in the city, with the aim of reducing its electricity bill by 15%.
Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the effort was in line with the Kuala Lumpur Low Carbon Society Blueprint 2030, which targets reduction of carbon dioxide concentration by 70%.
“We aim to increase our use of renewable energy to 20%, especially via solar PV by 2030, ” he said.
“Solar PV is a form of green technology and it is proven to be user-friendly, cheap and safe.
“We hope this effort will translate into better public awareness about the importance of renewable energy in our lives.”
Nor Hisham was speaking during the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DBKL and TNBX Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB.
It is understood that TNBX would design, supply, assemble and maintain the solar PV systems.
TNBX director Nirinder Singh Johl said through the MOU, capital cost of the project would be borne fully by TNB and that DBKL would receive green energy at a lower cost.
“This MOU is in line with the government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 40% in 2030, “ he said.
“We hope to foster a closer working relationship between TNB and DBKL in future, especially with regards to improving public awareness, asset optimisation and research and development in green technology.”
Meanwhile, Nor Hisham hoped the effort would be expanded to include older buildings, playgrounds and recreational parks in Kuala Lumpur. — By FARID WAHAB
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