Tenaga Nasional Bhds (TNB) 50 megawatt (MW) large scale solar (LSS) scheme in Malaysia’s region of Sepang witnessed a motivating initial year of operation, producing more than 110,000 megawatt an hour (MWh) of energy and retaining a virtually flawless 99 percent rate of utilisation of the plant.
In a statement to the media, the TNB said that for the initial functioning year, the solar power plant (SPP) exceeded its optimum annual energy announced to the purchaser by 6 percent.
Created and controlled by TNB Sepang Solar Sdn Bhd (TSS), a fully-owned subsidiary of TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe), the SPP is situated in Mukim Tanjung Dua Belas, Kuala Langat.
TNB said that TRe is its investment subsidiary for renewable energy ventures and assets. Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof, the Managing Director of TRe said that in order to mitigate the hazardous effects of climate change, the plant has curbed around 76,000 tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent emission, which is a significant thing in itself.
The SPP, which has the distinction of being the biggest functioning solar photovoltaic plant in Malaysia, is strategically situated near the Klang Valley that has been witnessing technical visits from several interested groups.
Till date, the SPP has witnessed 30 visits belonging to different national and overseas ministries, regulators, agencies, corporations, academic centres, monetary firms and also, indigenous parties.
TNB is currently developing one more large scale solar initiative, which is a 30 MW solar facility located in Bukit Selambau, Sungai Petani and it is expected to be completed by December this year.