Jasin, May 13, 2019. Another 65 Megawatt Solar Power Plant has been connected to the Malaysian Grid. For the Norwegian firm Scatec Solar this solar plant in Jasin in the south-west of Peninsular is their second PV project completed in Malaysia. A similar solar park in Gurun in the north was the first that started operations in 2018. The Jasin solar plant now provides approx. 94GWh of electricity per year, providing energy for 31,000 households.
Scatec entered the Malaysian solar energy market in 2016, by joining forces with a local consortium (ItraMAS) that had signed 21-year power purchase agreements with major utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad.
Once the third solar project will go live 285,000 MWh of clean solar electricity per year will avoid 210,000 tons of carbon emissions, taking Malaysia closer to achieving its promised emission cuts under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Scatec Solar is a leading developer and owner of large scale photovoltaic systems in Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Americas.
The Malaysian Government has launched a programme to boost the production of renewable energy. It has set the goal to source 20% renewable energy by 2025. Scatec Solar and partners are currently realising 240 MW across four projects in the country, supplying solar power to Tenaga Nasional Bernard, the country’s largest electricity utility.