TNB to drive large-scale RE initiatives in Perak

KUALA LUMPUR: The Perak state government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) are collaborating to investigate the potential of floating solar systems in the vicinity of the Sungai Perak hydroelectric project, reservoir, and dam.

  As part of a parallel project under NETR's centralised solar park project, TNB and Majuperak Holdings Bhd (MHB), a Perak government-affiliated firm, are working together on a 100 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar project. 

  Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco), TNB will collaborate with Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNPk) in the first strategic alliance. 

  The second partnership is between MHB and TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe), a wholly owned subsidiary of TNB. 

  The strategic alliances with the Perak state government agencies, according to TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ir. Baharin Din, represent a shared commitment to accelerating the switch to green energy.

  Regarding the TNB Genco-PKNPk partnership, Baharin said that both organisations will begin a thorough feasibility assessment for the creation of floating solar photovoltaic (FSPV) systems, which is a ground-breaking initiative that has the potential to completely transform the energy-generating landscape. 

  The extensive study's two-year timeframe demonstrates TNB Genco and PKNPk's unwavering commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues as well as RE.

  "By harnessing the power of hybrid technologies, specifically hydro and FSPV, our objective is to support the country's RE targets by efficiently utilising land and existing bodies of water," he said in a statement.

  As for the TRe-MHB partnership, he said that Perak has been identified as one of the potential states for this development, with MHB entrusted as the state entity for this initiative. 

  "TRe is set to develop a substantial 100 MW ground-mounted solar project across five sites in several states under NETR's centralised solar ark project. The project will be co-owned by TRe as the master developer, together with small and medium enterprises (SME) and state agencies," he added.

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