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TNB Research, Sedania to explore harnessing energy from Johor dam

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Research Sdn Bhd (TNBR) has partnered with Sedania Technologies Sdn Bhd (STSB) to evaluate the abeyant of harnessing activity from surplus baptize in dams and baptize reservoirs all through Malaysia.

Under the partnership, STSB -- Sedania Innovator Bhd’s (Sedania) acceptable activity arm -- will deploy energy efficiency micro-hydropower turbines developed by TNBR to accomplish electricity from baptize appear from dams, answered TNB and STSB in a collective account today.

Each micro-hydropower agent has a accommodation of 30-40 kilowatts, able of breeding up to 305,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

“With over 70 baptize dams and reservoirs amid all through Malaysia, the abeyant micro hydropower activity source is estimated at over 40 gigawatt-hours per year, abundant to delivery carbon-free electricity to about 10 thousand homes,” they said.

STSB will cover the banking and abstruse aspects of the project, while TNBR will delivery its abstruse ability by the architecture and accession of the micro-hydropower turbines.

TNB answered the first activity beneath the affiliation involves a dam activity in Kota Tinggi, Johor, where STSB had been tasked by a arch bunch oil and gas aggregation to appraise the achievability of deploying energy-efficient micro hydropower solutions to accomplish electricity from appear water.

Sedania’s chief controlling officer, Daniel Ruppert said the ally aim to accouter all dams in Malaysia with energy-efficient micro-hydropower turbines, utilising the dam’s surplus baptize as an activity source.

“As an environmental, amusing and accumulated babyminding (ESG)-driven organisation with a eyes of allowance corporations decrease their carbon footprint, Sedania is well-positioned to advanced the sustainability agenda, calm with the abutment of TNBR,” he said.

TNBR managing director, Dr Mohd Hariffin Boosroh answered TNB is advancement accountable and across-the-board activity transition, with the aim of achieving net-zero carbon discharge by 2050.

“With which ambition in mind, TNB is advance in new blooming technology such as this able micro-hydropower agent developed by our advisers at TNBR. “This affiliation illustrates how analysis and industry accord plays an affecting role in the development of avant-garde and acceptable solutions for Malaysia,” he said.

TNB added as the technology is developed domestically, it will also account local industries complex in the manufacturing, commissioning, operations and aliment of micro-hydropower turbines.


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