Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) most efficient gas turbine power plant was inaugurated today in Pasir Gudang, Johor as another landmark of the utility company’s commitment to low-carbon economic activities.
The inauguration was officiated by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar who agreed to declare the name of the station, Sultan Ibrahim Power Plant in conjunction with His Majesty’s Official Birthday Celebration this year.
Sultan Ibrahim spent about an hour at the station which is the world’s first commercial power plant to use the latest and most technologically efficient 9HA.02 gas turbine produced by General Electric (GE).
Its natural gas fuel combustion technology is capable of producing more than 60 percent of electricity, an efficiency that contributes to the reduction of carbon footprint, thus fulfilling its slogan, Environmentally Friendly Energy, For Sustainable Development.
Also leaving was Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. Also present were the Menteri Besar of Johor, Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi; Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan; Yang DiPertua Jumaah Majlis Diraja Johor, Dato ‘Dr. Abdul Rahim Ramli, Johor State Secretary, Dato ’Azmi Rohani; President/Chief Executive Officer of TNB, Datuk Ir. Baharin Din and TNB Genco Managing Director, Dato ’Nor Azman Mufti.
The construction of the station at a cost of RM 4.7 billion is a joint venture between TNB and SIPP Energy Sdn. Bhd. Holding 70 per cent and 30 percent stake respectively.
Sultan Ibrahim Power Plant supplies 1,440 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the National Grid through two Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power plants, each with a capacity of 720 MW from early 2021.
It has become one of the landmarks in the development of the electricity generation industry in Johor and the south of the country by further strengthening the generation capacity in Peninsular Malaysia to 26,744.8MW.
Speaking at the event, Takiyuddin said the station was a testament to TNB’s commitment in contributing towards realizing a low -carbon economy, without compromising in supplying stable electricity to the south and the entire Peninsula.
He explained that the development of the station “is in line with the national goals and agenda in achieving the country’s Sustainability Roadmap, which is to achieve 45% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) intensity by 2030.”
Energy generation with the Sultan Ibrahim Power Plant solid cycle method is an environmentally friendly alternative technology (cleantech) that is in line with TNB’s aspirations in emphasizing sustainable development (sustainability) and environmental harmony. It is also in line with the future of sustainable energy as well as ensuring a reliable and environmentally friendly energy supply.
Sultan Ibrahim Power Plant was recognized as Plant of the Year 2021 by the US -based international power generation industry publication, POWER Magazine in July 2021.
It is fully operated and maintained by a subsidiary of TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco), TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd (Remaco). TNB Genco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB that develops, operates and maintains TNB’s generation portfolio.