MBI, Gentari collaborate on Selangor’s solar, EV expansion
23 Oct 2023
Menteri Besar Selangor (Incorporated), or MBI, has forged a pivotal partnership with Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) to bolster the solar energy and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure statewide.
The collaboration was formalised via a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed during the four-day Selangor International Business Summit (SIBS) 2023, which concluded yesterday.
In a statement, MBI said the joint effort is anchored in a shared vision to tap into Selangor’s renewable energy potential, with the ambitious goal of achieving 1 gigawatt (GW) in renewable energy capacity by 2030.
It aimes to immediately deploy 300 megawatts of diverse solar initiatives over the next three years.
The collaboration is also committed to advancing green mobility by building a comprehensive network of EV charging points across the state to support EV adoption.
MBI is looking to assist Selangor in achieving its 10,000 EV charging points target by 2025, with hubs in strategic locations like Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya planned within a year.
This aligns with Selangor’s green agenda, including electrifying 40 per cent of the state government’s vehicle fleet.
Additionally, while details remain under wraps, MBI and Gentari are exploring the development of a hydrogen economy in the state.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the partnership with Gentari is a clear testament to the state’s unwavering commitment to transitioning towards sustainable and green energy solutions.
“Through this MoU, MBI aims to widen its clean energy horizons in pursuit of the state’s decarbonisation objectives,” he said.
“Simultaneously, this move signifies a shift towards a high-value green economy and aligns with the Federal government’s National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) to address the socio-economic wellbeing of its residents.”
Gentari’s deputy chief executive officer and chief green mobility officer, Shah Yang Razalli, said his company hopes to unlock Selangor’s vast potential in sustainable energy through this cooperation.
“Our focus on innovative solutions in renewable energy, hydrogen, and green mobility aligns perfectly with the visionary goals of the state government’s First Selangor Plan, to transition the state into a sustainable powerhouse, to achieve the 1GW renewable energy capacity by 2030,” he said.
Source: Selangor Journal