Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Malaysia First Geothermal Plant in Sabah.

Sabah will have the country’s first geothermal plant by 2014 as the State taps into environmental-friendly energy to feed the growing needs.

Yesterday, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) and Tawau Green Energy (TGE) entered into an agreement called the renewable energy power purchase agreement (REEPA).

The ceremony commenced with Andrew S.R Amaladoss, Project Director of TGE, Ramzi Raad, Managing Director of TGE, Datuk Baharin Din, Managing Director of SESB and Zunaidah Osman, company secretary of SESB signing the documents.

The historic event was witnessed by Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Tan Sri Leo Moggie, Chairman of SESB and Dato Sri Che Khalib Mohammad Noh, President and CEO of TNB.
According to Amaladoss, the energy is not only renewable but also one of the most environment-friendly energy technologies available today.

The carbon print of geothermal power is 65 times lesser than coal, 49 times lesser than fossil oil and 40 times lesser than natural gas.

He also said that if well-maintained the reservoir can be sustained for the next 100 years.Work to the plant in Apas will kick off today with completion date for Dec 2014.

Based on the terms of the agreement, the generation plant with its capacity of 30MW will be incorporated into SESB’s Grid, utilizing the 132kV lines into Tawau and Kalumpang for a period of 21 years.

The project cost is estimated to cost almost RM400 million and will be financed by local financial institutions on a conventional project financing basis.


Green Sabah says: Geothermal is the most environment friendly renewable energy technologies available, therefore it is good that this project was planned to help resolve the power shortage issues in Sabah and at the same time help protect the environment.

11 comments:

DorianG said...

Hopefully this 'renewable but also one of the most environment-friendly energy technologies' will replace the all existing diesel generated power plant in Sabah.

Larry said...

Hope that this Geothermal plant will help bring Sabah forward in achieving green methods for power generation.

Larry said...

Sabah must do their best to become the first green state in the country.

Scarlett said...

Wise move! The 2 in 1 advantages, to supply power and to protect the environment.

Batresiah said...

Teruskan usaha menjadikan Sabah lebih kepada persekitaran hijau.

antap said...

tenaga ini lebh bersih dan jimat, dgn ini masalah tenaga di Sabah harap dpt diselesaikan.

rebirth said...

to have a power plant which exploits what is naturally produced is good as we want to create environmentally friendly power generation, and at the same time it will provide employment opportunities to locals during its construction and operation..

azman said...

usaha untuk membangunkan teknologi yang mesra alam harus dipertingkatkan lagi.

azman said...

pembangunan sumber tenaga yang mesra alam bukan saja dapat membekalkan bekalan tenaga malah dapat menjaga alam sekitar.

Smookiekins said...

That sound great. Hopefully can save more energy and still can maintain the green environment.

Irish said...

Info: Filipina merupakan negara kedua terbesar pengeluar tenaga geoterma selepas Amerika Syarikat. negara yang menghadapi krisis kekurangan tenaga dalam pembangunan ekonomi seperti Indonesia dan Filipina menggunakan tenaga geoterma yang dijana dari gunung berapi.

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