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Selangor to contribute up to 1.5 GW renewable energy by 2025

Selangor to contribute up to 1.5 GW renewable energy by 2025

14 Nov 2023

Selangor is poised to contribute a massive 1 to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) in renewable energy to power up the country’s electricity within the next couple of years, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari announced today. 

He said this is part of the Malaysia-United Arab Emirates partnership, which aims to generate 10 GW of renewable energy capacity worth US$8 billion (RM37.76 billion) across the country by 2025. 

Speaking at the state assembly, Amirudin briefly explained the state’s involvement in Malaysia’s massive renewable energy production.

“For your information, we have been actively engaging with stakeholders from Abu Dhabi following their official visit here recently. 

“These discussions (with stakeholders) have been fruitful. Selangor is ready to contribute between 1 to 1.5 gigawatts towards this venture,” he said. 

He also noted that Selangor, through its subsidiary Worldwide Holdings Bhd, is involved in 10 pilot projects worth RM10 billion, many of which are focused on green technology. 

These projects span across various sustainable energy sources, including solar power, mini-hydro plants, and hydrogen production.

Amirudin said this in response to state opposition leader Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who wanted to know the state government’s strategies to leverage on green technology to boost revenue, as opposed to relying only on traditional methods like land sales and taxation.

In addition to these green initiatives, Amirudin outlined several strategies for boosting state revenue, which he said are expected to result in an additional income of RM100 million next year.

These include dividend payments by state subsidiaries that are expected to generate RM40 million, and a review of office fees under the Selangor Land Rules 2003 to better reflect current costs, which could potentially raise the state government RM50 million.

Additionally, Amirudin said the state intends to increase drainage contribution to ensure enhanced drainage and flood mitigation in Selangor, which is projected to bring in an additional RM10 million. 

Source: Selangor Journal