Samaiden Group Berhad (Samaiden), recently announced the successful acquisition of a Power Purchase Agreement by Samaiden Capital Management Sdn Bhd (Samaiden Capital), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samaiden, with renowned beverage company Yakult. The 20-year agreement solidifies their commitment to sustainability and clean energy.
As per the terms of the agreement, Samaiden will supply Yakult with renewable energy generated from solar facilities located in two strategic locations. From Seremban, a boasting capacity of 496.26kWp will be supplied, and from Glenmarie a capacity of 212.22kWp. The combined capacity will potentially meet a significant portion of Yakult’s energy requirements with clean, solar power, underscoring their commitment to sustainable operations and clean energy. As the investor, Samaiden will assume responsibility for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the solar power systems at the designated sites, ensuring a consistent and reliable supply of renewable energy.
This partnership will have a significant impact on Yakult’s carbon footprint. Transitioning to renewable solar energy Yakult will significantly reduce its carbon emissions by approximately 705.96 tonnes annually. This collaboration with Samaiden is a proactive step towards sustainability and demonstrates Yakult’s position as a responsible corporate citizen, dedicated to minimizing its environmental impact.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Hiroki Yanase, Managing Director of Yakult, stated, “With the changing global scenario, this PPA with Samaiden is a strategic step towards our commitment to sustainability. We’re excited to see how this partnership will further our green initiatives and support our mission of providing healthy beverages whilst caring for our environment.”
Managing Director of Samaiden Group, Ir. Chow Pui Hee, expressing her delight over the secured PPA, commented, “This collaboration enables us to contribute significantly to Yakult’s sustainability initiatives while advancing our mission to promote clean energy solutions. We are confident that our expertise in renewable energy will lead to palpable and positive outcomes for Yakult.”