Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Construction Of TNB's Large-Scale Solar Project To Start Next Month

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is scheduled to commence construction of its first Large-Scale Solar project on a 97-hectare (ha) site in Mukim Tanjung 12, Kuala Langat, Selangor next month.

The land, which is being cleared in phases, will be developed into solar farms (68 ha), while the remaining is occupied by an existing high-voltage transmission line (29 ha), the electric utility company said in a statement today.

"Once completed and fully operational by November 2018, the project will generate and transmit 50 megawatt (MW) of electricity to the national grid," it said.

TNB's wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Sepang Solar Sdn Bhd was awarded the project by the Energy Commission through a competitive bidding exercise.

TNB aspires to deliver most of Malaysia's renewable energy (RE) by investing in solar, wind, biomass, biogas, and mini hydro projects.

As part of the group's international expansion plan, TNB is also acquiring RE assets.

Last month, the company completed the acquisition of a 50-per cent interest in Vortex Solar Investments S.a.r.l. for the acquisition of an operational 365MW-solar photovoltaic portfolio in the United Kingdom.