KUALA LUMPUR: The Manjung 4 coal-fired power plant in Manjung, Perak, owned by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), will start operations in early August this year, earlier than scheduled.

The Manjung 4 station which is 98 per cent complete was slated to start operations on Aug 31, 2014, with the capacity of generating 1,000 megawatts (MW).

In a statement today, TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie said the additional power generation of 1,000MW through the new power station would be able to improve the stability of electricity supply in the country.

“TNB has expertise, high capability as well as able to implement the construction of mega infrastructure for the country’s development,” he said.

Yesterday, Leo Moggie and members of TNB Board of Directors made a one-day working visit to the Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station in Manjung, which is located next to the Manjung 4 site. – Bernama