Monday, January 14, 2019

Malaysia: 37 MW Tawau Geothermal Power Project Approval Revoked - Appeal Fails

Ranhill’s associate fails in appeal against revocation of permit to sell renewable energy (The Edge Markets MY)

Ranhill Holdings Bhd’s 26.7%-owned associate, Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd (TGE), has failed in its appeal against Sustainable Energy Development Authority’s (Seda) decision to revoke its feed-in approval.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Ranhill said TGE had on Oct 4 last year received Seda’s revocation, and had submitted an appeal to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

Ranhill said TGE has received requisite approvals to develop a 37 MW geothermal power plant at Apas Kiri in Tawau, and the plant will operate using Binary ORC Technology utilizing indigenous geothermal resources to be exploited at the Apas Geothermal Prospect.