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Sarawak sets 10GW energy generation goal by 2030

Sarawak sets 10GW energy generation goal by 2030

11 Mar 2024

Sarawak aims to generate 10 gigawatts (GW) of energy through a mix of hydroelectric, solar and gas by 2030, the Sarawak Public Communications Unit reported.

This target was announced by Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg during his recent visit to the Mini Hydroelectric Power Station (HEP) Kota 2 in Lawas on Feb 7.

Abang Johari expressed confidence in Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) and its CEO Datuk Sharbini Suhaili to meet this goal, emphasising the inclusion of new energy generation methods and a clear direction already set by the leadership.

In addition to hydro, solar, and gas, a biomass plant is also planned, capable of generating an additional 1 to 1.5GW of energy.

He also highlighted legislative amendments that allow entities other than SEB to generate energy, with SEB acting as the sole purchaser, thereby increasing energy production capabilities.

Additionally, Abang Johari said Sarawak has the potential to attract European investment for renewable energy and green energy projects.

He said that 19 ambassadors from the European Union are considering establishing the European Investment Bank to finance such projects, with Sarawak being viewed as a strategic investment location.

With a potential investment of 1 billion Euros, Sarawak could receive approximately RM6 billion to build more hydro dams, supported by Europe’s commitment to sustainable development.

Highlighting the safety and environmental compliance of the Kota 1 and Kota 2 mini hydro stations, the Premier assured that these projects align with the European Union’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The combined energy output of these stations, including the Kalamuku station, amounts to 15MW, which now powers the Lawas district.

Source: NST