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Through its subsidiary, GSPARX Sdn Bhd (GSPARX), provides smart energy solutions to the Rompin District Council (MDR) through solar sources, thereby contributing to the country’s energy transition.
Recently, the two parties signed a Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (Supply Agreement For Renewable Energy, SARE) to enable GSPARX to install a solar system photovoltaic (PV) with a capacity of 88.32kWP on the roof of the MDR Administration building without cost.
When the installation of the solar panels is completed in March 2023, the MDR is expected to be available to enjoy electricity bill savings of almost RM631,000 over the 20-year contract period agreement and enjoy savings of RM1.03 million over a period of 25 years.
TNB chairman, Dato’ Sri Hasan Arifin said, the cooperation is in line with the commitment of TNB to supporting the Malaysian government’s agenda to achieve intensity reduction carbon emissions with a net zero carbon target (net zero emissions) by the year 2050.
He said the commitment was driven by measures to reduce the intensity by 35 per cent carbon emissions and a 50 per cent reduction in coal power generation capacity by 2035, in addition to empowering the generation of Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy).
“Through a collaborative project with GSPARX, TNB is implementing its social responsibility towards the environment, in line with TNB’s aspiration to be the best provider of solutions energy in addition to being part of the climate change solution,” he said when witnessing the SARE Agreement Signing Ceremony in Rompin on September 16 2022.
The installation of solar panels in the MDR building was able to reduce the annual rate by 83.9 tons of metric carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to the trapping of greenhouse gases by 1,387 tree trunks in 10 years.
On behalf of TNB, the SARE was signed by the State Retail Head (Pahang), Rozianis Mohd Noor and GSPARX Managing Director, Elmie Fairul Mashuri on behalf of GSPARX as Solar PV Investor Registered Solar PV Investor while Rompin District Council by Yang, Its President, Dato’ Ahmad Nasim Dato’ Mohd Sidek.
It was witnessed by Pahang State Local Government and Housing EXCO, Dato’ Abd Rahim Muda and General Manager of TNB Negeri Pahang (State Stakeholder Affairs-Pahang), Datuk Baderul Sham Saad.
Ahmad Nasim said that the implementation of the agreement contributed to the development and the recognition of MDR as a sustainable local authority, as well as making Rompin District as the Highest Level Habitable City in the coming years under Malaysia’s Liveability Index Program (iDAM).
“We very much welcome this kind of understanding program, especially supporting to management cost savings measures in addition to being a pioneer in resource exploration can be renewed by the MDR. It gives the Council an advantage in terms of not needing an advance payment, savings on monthly or annual electricity bill payments, service packages include scheduled monitoring and maintenance by GSPARX and the system will be owned by the Council after the contract period ends,” he said.
Previously, GSPARX had signed SARE with several local authorities including Seberang Perai City Council (MPSP), Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), Seremban City Council (MBS), Ipoh City Council (MBI) and Subang City Council Jaya (MBSJ).
Under the photovoltaic solar panel scheme, Clean Energy Metering (NEM) and self-use (self-consumption; SELCO) implemented by the government, about 300 commercial customers, industry and government agencies have entered into agreements with GSPARX through SARE and direct purchase to generate about 145MWp of green energy.