TNB’s 50mw solar project in Sepang marks one year in operation

KUALA LUMPUR, Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) 50 megawatt (MW) large scale solar (LSS) project in Sepang went through an encouraging first year of operation, generating more than 110,000 megawatt hour (MWh) of energy and maintaining a near-perfect plant’s availability of 99 per cent.

For the first operational year, the solar power plant (SPP) surpassed its maximum annual energy declared to the off-taker (TNB) by six per cent, said TNB in a statement today.

Located in Mukim Tanjung Dua Belas, Kuala Langat, the SPP was developed and owned by TNB Sepang Solar Sdn Bhd (TSS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe).

TRe is an investment arm of TNB for renewable energy projects and assets, it said.

TRe’s managing director, Ir. Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof said the plant has avoided some 76,000 tons of CO2 equivalent emission, a noteworthy contribution towards addressing climate change.

In other words, it’s akin to an equivalent fuel displacement of about 36,000 cars off the Malaysian roads.

As Malaysia’s largest operational solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant and conveniently located near the Klang Valley, the SPP has been attracting technical visits from various parties.

The SPP has received 30 visits from various domestic and foreign ministries, agencies, regulators, financial communities, corporations, learning institutions as well as local communities.

The utility giant is building another LSS, a 30 MW solar power plant in Bukit Selambau, Sungai Petani, slated for completion by December 2020.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)