Come GET some ‘green electricity’ next year

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic and industrial electricity consumers in Peninsular Malaysia can opt for renewable energy (RE) sources generated from hydropower and solar plants starting from Jan 1 next year.

The Energy and Natural Resources Ministry is offering green and environmentally-friendly electricity supply through the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) that was launched yesterday, reported Bernama.

Its minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said GET is offering 4,500 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity from RE sources annually.

“Electricity supply from RE sources can be increased based on demand. GET customers will incur an additional charge of 3.7 sen for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of RE bought through this programme,” he added.

Those who subscribe to GET will receive a certificate confirming that the power supply is from a RE source through the Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificate (mREC), which has been registered with an international certification body.

He said the GET certification will be offered in blocks, namely 100 kWh per block for residential premises and 1,000 kWh for non-residential premises.

According to Takiyuddin, proceeds from GET sales will be used to support the implementation of the country’s RE agenda and initiatives.

He said applications to subscribe for electricity supply from RE sources under the GET programme would be open from Dec 1.

Consumers who are interested in subscribing to GET could apply on the Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) website or contact the nearest TNB store, he added.

Takiyuddin said the GET offer was one of the goals set by the ministry under the 100-day target for the Cabinet announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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