Engie, a French energy company, announced that it had begun commercial operations at the Kerian solar power plant in Malaysia. This is Engie’s first project of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Engie stated in a statement that the project is located in Perak state and has a 100 megawatt (MW) capacity or 136.44 megawatts peak (MWp).
Kerian Solar was named after the joint venture formed between ENGIE & TTL Energy Sdn Bhd. A 21-year power purchase arrangement (PPA) has been entered into with Malaysia’s state utilities company Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Engie stated.
The project will help Engie reach its global goal of installing 50 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025. This was stated by Thierry Kalfon (managing director, ENGIE Renewables Australia and Southeast Asia).