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Malaysia plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 18,000 MWs by 2035 which currently is 8,700 MW. The Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said that this increase would make renewable energy have a 40% share in the country’s energy mix by 2035. The country aims to have a 31% renewable energy mix by 2025 with solar energy projects and other green energy sources.
“The implementation of this RE development not only benefits the sustainability of raw material resources but is also environmentally friendly as it reduces carbon emissions to the environment. Therefore, the energy transition plan until 2040 sets a target of 31 percent RE in installed capacity by 2025 and 40 percent by 2035. The installed capacity for renewable energy in Malaysia so far is 8,700 MW, while by 2035 the capacity is projected to double to 18,000 MW,” he said.
During a meeting, the Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia (SEDA); Energy Commission (ST) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razib Dawood; Datuk Hamzah Hussin; the chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin; and Chief Executive Officer of SESB, Mohd Yaakob Jaafar were also present.
“We also hope that with the implementation of the LSS project in Sabah, it will be able to reduce the problem of insufficient energy supply experienced by consumers in the state,” he added.
“The development of the solar project includes the design, supply, construction, operation, and maintenance of a Large -Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plant to supply the electricity in the area,” he concluded.