Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has formed a strategic partnership with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) to supply energy efficiency products and services as well as renewable energy solutions to promote sustainable and green living.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has formed a strategic partnership with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) to supply energy efficiency products and services as well as renewable energy solutions to promote sustainable and green living.
Ipoh aspires of becoming a smart, liveable, resilient and sustainable city by 2030, in line with TNB’s sustainability roadmap to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
TNB said the partnership included the installation of photovoltaic solar systems, smart LED street lighting, energy performance and monitoring system, electric vehicle charging ecosystem and smart meters.
“In view of this collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TNB and MBI as well as a supply agreement for renewable energy (SARE) with TNB’s wholly-owned GSPARX Sdn Bhd were signed in conjunction with the launch of MBI Strategic Planning Plan, Ipoh Low Carbon City and Walkable City by 2030 on Feb 9 2022. the national utility company said in a statement today.
Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said: “In line with the aspirations of the Malaysian government, MBI intends to make Ipoh a low carbon city, to implement those initiatives at all 154 local authorities nationwide. The main goal of this initiative is to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions nationwide in line with the government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.”
TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Baharin Din said the initiative was critical to help Ipoh become a model smart city in Malaysia by 2030.
“Through careful planning and shared expertise across TNB, we are confident of fulfilling our promise to create a conducive environment that supports both the economic and social welfare of Ipoh residents in achieving the Ipoh Smart City Action Plan 2020-2030,” he added.
The collaboration between TNB and MBI began in January last year through the Smart City Blueprint programme, whereby MBI, TNB and GSPARX had signed a SARE for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels at the Urban Transformation Centre building.
The installation was completed in July 2021, which saw electricity bill savings of up to RM2.5 million to MBI over a period of 21 years.