TNB through its subsidiary, GSPARX, is providing smart energy solutions to the Rompin District Council (RDC) through solar sources, thereby contributing to the country’s energy transition.
Recently, the two parties signed a Supply Agreement For Renewable Energy (SARE) to enable GSPARX to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system with a capacity of 88.32kWP on the roof of the RDC Administration building at no cost.
When the installation of the solar panels is completed in March 2023, RDC is expected to enjoy electricity bill savings of almost RM631,000 over the 20-year contract period and enjoy savings of RM1.03 million over the 25-year period.
The chairman of TNB, Dato’ Sri Hasan Arifin said that the collaboration is in line with TNB’s commitment in supporting the Malaysian government’s agenda to achieve a reduction in the intensity of carbon emissions with a target of net zero emissions by 2050.
He said the commitment was driven by measures to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions by 35 percent and reduce the capacity of coal power generation by 50 percent by 2035, in addition to empowering the generation of Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy).
“Through the collaboration project with GSPARX, TNB is carrying out its social responsibility towards the environment, in line with TNB’s aspiration to be the best supplier of energy solutions in addition to being part of the solution to climate change,” he said when witnessing the SARE Agreement Signing Ceremony in Rompin on 16 September 2022.
The installation of solar panels in the RDC building was able to reduce the annual rate of 83.9 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas sequestration of 1,387 trees over a 10-year period.
On TNB’s side, the SARE was signed by the Head of State Retail (Pahang), Rozianis Mohd Noor and the Managing Director of GSPARX, Elmie Fairul Mashuri on behalf of GSPARX as a Registered Solar PV Investor while the Rompin District Council was signed by its Chairman, Dato’ Ahmad Nasim Dato’ Mohd Sidek.
Ahmad Nasim said that the implementation of the agreement contributed to the development and recognition of RDC as a sustainable local authority, as well as making Rompin District the Highest Level Liveable City in the coming years under the Malaysian Liveability Index Program (iDAM).
“We very much welcome this kind of understanding program, especially in support of management cost saving measures in addition to being a pioneer in the exploration of renewable resources by the RDC.
“It gives the Council an advantage in terms of no need for an advance payment, savings on monthly or annual electricity bill payments, a service package involving scheduled monitoring and maintenance by GSPARX and the system will be owned by the Council after the contract period ends,” he said.