IHH Healthcare Launches Solar System At Public Hospital

IHH Healthcare Malaysia marked a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability with the inauguration of a 420-kilowatt solar system at the Prince Court Medical Centre on Monday, April 29, 2024.

The ceremony was officiated by Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of Energy Transition and Air Transformation, Datuk Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof. During his speech, Fadillah underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in advancing energy transition initiatives within the private healthcare sector.

In his keynote address, Fadillah praised IHH Healthcare Malaysia for its dedication to sustainability and its proactive response to the government’s call for concerted action in implementing energy transition strategies. He emphasised the significance of such initiatives in addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The National Energy Transition Plan (NETR), launched by the government, serves as a blueprint for achieving a sustainable and inclusive energy system, aiming to transition towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The plan highlights 10 high-value pilot projects and identifies six energy transition drivers, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Recognising the potential of renewable energy sources, particularly solar energy, the government has set ambitious targets to increase renewable energy capacity to 70% of the country’s electricity supply by 2050. Rooftop solar installations, like the one at Prince Court Medical Centre, play a crucial role in achieving these targets by harnessing unused roof spaces for solar generation.

IHH Healthcare Malaysia’s leadership in embracing renewable energy was commended during the ceremony. The group’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its widespread adoption of solar systems across its 16 hospitals nationwide. To date, eight hospitals have successfully generated and utilised solar energy, with plans for the remaining facilities to follow suit by the end of 2025.

In recognition of its exemplary efforts, Fadillah invited IHH Healthcare Malaysia to participate in the National Energy Award (NEA), which aims to recognise achievements in renewable energy projects and energy efficiency practices. The NEA serves as a platform for selecting representatives for the ASEAN Energy Awards, further showcasing Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable development.

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