Perak Development Corp, TNB Genco explores collaboration on floating solar PV
29 Aug 2023
The Perak State Development Corporation (PKNPk) and TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco) are exploring the potential development of a Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV) project across hydroelectric dams and reservoirs in Perak.
The parties have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of exploring FSPV development within Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) areas of operation to pave the way for the state to foster environmental progress, aligned with the Perak Sejahtera 2030 plan.
In a statement today, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said the state is committed to the National Energy Transition Plan (NETR), which aims to achieve a 70 per cent renewable energy (RE) capacity by 2050.
“This supports the NETR plan’s Flagship — New Energy Zone, spearheaded by TNB, for the development of floating solar with a potential total capacity of 2,500 megawatts on TNB’s hydro dams, serving electricity generation and energy storage,” he said.
The collaboration focuses on key aspects such as exploring solar power at Sg Perak Dam to tap into RE sources.
PKNPk chief executive Datuk Redza Rafiq said TNB Genco and the state agency will conduct a feasibility study within the stipulated timeframe as a precursor to the project.
“Given the substantial investment required, critical aspects must be identified, and collaboration with relevant state and federal government agencies is essential,” he said.