Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tenaga inks RM18.4m renewable power deal with Rapidtech

KUALA LUMPUR: TENAGA NASIONAL BHD [] is buying electricity from Rapidtech System Sdn Bhd for 21 years, which uses empty fruit bunches (EFB) as fuel, at RM18.4 million per year.

The national power company said on Tuesday, Aug 23 it had signed the agreement to purchase the power which would be generated under the small renewable energy programme.

The renewable energy power plant developed by Rapidtech uses the EFB as fuel and it will be in Raub and will have an export capacity of 10 MW to Tenaga.

As at to date, the total capacity under this renewable energy power purchase agreement is 109.65 MW.

The programme was launched by the government in May 2001 to promote the utilisation of renewable energy in power generation and to reduce emission of greenhouse gases.

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