Friday, May 19, 2017

Malaysia: First Geothermal Plant to Come on Stream by 2019 Will be Private Sector Project

Malaysia first geothermal plant is private sector project, no cost to govt (Astro Awani)

Malaysia's first geothermal plant which is set to come on stream by 2019 in Tawau is the private sector project, developed by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, according to Energy, Green Technology and Water (Kettha) Minister Datuk Seri Maximus Johnity Ongkili.

He said the project will keep zero-cost to the government and that the opposition should stop questioning the project and its cost.

The developer has already signed the Power Purchase Agreement with Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB). The power plant at Apas Kiri, which is the first renewable and sustainable project of its kind in Malaysia will supply 30 MW to the SESB grid.