Malaysian utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is making significant progress in its pledge to drive large-scale renewable energy and clean technology initiatives, spearheading three flagship projects as outlined in the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR).
In a statement on September 29, TNB President Baharin Din unveiled the firm’s plans to generate a total of 3,000 MW of renewable energy by 2040 within its NETR flagship projects.
This includes harnessing 2,500 MW through hybrid hydro-floating solar (HHFS) technology, alongside an additional 500 MW from five LSSPs, each with a 100 MW capacity.
According to Baharin, the HHFS project, located at TNB hydro dam reservoirs, will be executed in four phases from 2023 to 2040.
He said that TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd will lead the construction of a 230 MW capacity installation at the Temenggor and Chenderoh hydro plants as part of the 2.5 GW pipeline. The project set to be completed by 2025.
“TNB, as the champion behind the Large-Scale Solar Park, Hybrid Hydro-Floating Solar, and co-firing hydrogen and ammonia projects, all of which are integral to advancing the nation’s green agenda while fostering economic growth.” he said.
He also mentioned that TNB’s Energy Transition Plan aligns with the NETR, highlighting three key pillars: speeding up generation decarbonization, developing a flexible cross-border grid, and empowering cross-sector electrification and prosumers.
Baharin also said that TNB’s New Energy Division is supporting the Corporate Green Power Program (CGPP) and is set to generate 90 MW when it starts operating in 2025.
It is noted that company is partnering with Petronas for co-firing hydrogen and ammonia projects and with Mitsui & Chugoku for ammonia and biomass initiatives, aiming to diversify its energy sources.
He also said TNB is on track to achieve its 8.3 GW renewable energy goal by 2025, “As of June 2023, we have already achieved 48% of our total target capacity. Including NETR Part 1 projects, we anticipate adding another 1,200 MW of domestic renewables capacity by 2025.”
Baharin said that TNB is actively fostering partnerships with regional counterparts to support the realization of the ASEAN Power Grid.
He also emphasized that these NETR projects would not only contribute significantly to the country’s economy but also to achieving its net zero vision.