Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s leading energy company, has reaffirmed its commitment to driving the country’s energy transition at the 24th Conference of the Electricity Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) in China. TNB’s President and CEO, Dato’ Seri Ir. Baharin Din, emphasized the importance of ASEAN-China collaboration in achieving Net Zero goals, positioning both regions as leaders in the global energy transition.
TNB is actively engaged in groundbreaking projects, finalizing partnerships and feasibility studies for 2,500 MW capacity Renewable Energy (RE) Zones, focusing on Large-Scale Solar (LSS) and Hybrid Floating Solar Photovoltaic (PV). The company is also exploring innovative co-firing projects involving hydrogen and ammonia, demonstrating a clear commitment to sustainability and innovation.
Dato’ Seri Ir. Baharin Din stated, “We are fast-tracking these key projects under the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) and our Energy Transition Plan (ETP), representing tangible steps toward fulfilling our sustainability commitments and vision while fostering robust business growth.”
TNB is actively formulating a business case for hydrogen production, with an anticipated completion timeline of two years. Green hydrogen will play a vital role in TNB’s co-firing initiatives, with next-generation gas-fired power plants, equipped with hydrogen-ready technology, set to be introduced starting in 2030.
The CEPSI 2023, a significant biennial event, witnessed TNB’s commitment to supporting Malaysia as the regional data center hub. The introduction of the Green Lane Pathway aims to streamline electricity supply and implementation timelines for the data center market, offering expedited options and reducing implementation time from 36-48 months to 12 months. TNB anticipates potential data center demand to exceed 4,300 MW by 2035.
Dato’ Seri Ir. Baharin Din highlighted TNB’s commitment to empowering the ASEAN Power Grid, expressing anticipation for China’s support in RE projects, and foreseeing substantial growth, job creation, and economic development across the region.