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Old December 17th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #81
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TNB assessing bids from 3 companies
Published: 2009/12/18

IN OUR story on Tenaga Nasional Bhd on Wednesday, it was stated that the group had hired three firms to be main contractors for its hydroelectric dam project in Hulu Terengganu.

Actually, TNB had received bids from three companies for the project’s main civil works and was now assessing them.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #82
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TNB in wind-powered IPP deal with Argentine firm
By Zaidi Isham Ism ail Published: 2009/10/05
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...cle/index_html

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) (5347) and Argentina's giant energy firm Impsa have forged an alliance here to create an independent power producer (IPP) run by wind generated turbines.

Impsa, which has a workforce of over 7,000 people worldwide, is currently in the process of building the world's largest wind turbine farm in Argentina.

An official from the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry said the new IPP is formed to reduce TNB's high dependency on depleting fossil fuels as well as cut cost in capacity payments to the country's more than 20 IPPs.

The official said both TNB and Impsa have signed a memorandum of understanding two to three weeks ago to see the viability of the project for the next one year.
"Both parties have to see first whether Malaysia has enough wind to turn the fan blades of the wind turbines at selected locations with maximum wind tower height of 100m.

"Should there be enough wind, then the government after a year from now may consider taking up wind-powered electricity generation as one of the many sources of renewable energy, which include solar, biomass and hydro," the source told Business Times.

Meanwhile, an official from Impsa said the IPP will be a 50:50 joint venture and should the project take off, both parties will cooperate to build several wind farms at selected locations across the country and the power generated will be connected to the National Grid.

He said the wind farm must be in windy areas with minimum wind speed of 7m per second and areas include Mersing in Johor, Kuala Terengganu in Terengganu, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Pulau Langkawi and all along the Malaysia-Thailand border.

Except for the areas above, Malaysia has an average wind speed of two metres per second compared to Vietnam which has a wind speed of 16m per second.

Early this week, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said the ministry is conducting several trials at several windy areas in Malaysia to study the viability of the energy source before making a decision.

Impsa's chief operating officer Lucas Pescarmona said it cost between US$1.8 million (RM6.25 million) and US$2.5 million (RM8.68 million) to generate between 1 megawatt (MW) and 2.5 MW of wind power.

TNB currently pays IPPs at an average rate of 25 sen per kilowatt/hour compared to its cost of 17 sen per kilowatt/hour.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #83
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TNB records RM706.3m net profit for Q1
Published: 2010/01/20

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) posted a net profit of RM706.3 million for its first quarter ended Nov 30, 2009, as against a loss of RM944.1 million in the same period in 2008, chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie said today.

He attributed the profit to the impact of lower forex translation loss of RM45.4 million from RM1.43 billion before and lower operating expenses due to the reduced cost of fuel.

Pre-tax profit was at RM973.1 million versus a loss of RM772.7 million, he told a press conference here.

Revenue, however, declined to RM7.338 billion from RM7.414 billion due to the decrease in tariff effective March last year.

TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said earnings are expected to remain sustainable in the current financial year.

"Based on December figures, we are confident of doing better this year compared to last year," he said.

On the operating side, Che Khalib said besides lower forex and the easing of coal price from its peak last year, the easing of gas prices has also helped.

He said with the reduction in gas allocation effective March 2009, generation from coal-fired plants was expected to increase as future demand growth would be required to be met from coal generation.

"In minimising exposure from high market conditions, TNB is staggering the coal price negotiations of its contract prices," he added.

The power utility firm also posted a 2.7 per cent electricity demand growth for Peninsular Malaysia and 7.3 per cent in Sabah for the first quarter this year.

Che Khalib said the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors recorded growth of 0.3 per cent, 3.8 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively for the period.

However, he said TNB expects demand for the financial year to grow at a positive rate of 3.0 per cent.

"This reflects stronger ecocomic growth and activity spending resulting from the fiscal stimulus package and improving business outlook," he added.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 04:49 PM   #84
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TNB giat kaji sumber tenaga nuklear - 12 Pegawai TNB kini berada di Korea Selatan
Oleh SHAWKATH AZDE 21 Januari 2010
http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/conten...a&pg=ne_09.htm



MOGGIE (kanan) menunjukkan laporan suku pertama kewangan
TNB sambil diperhatikan Che Khalib di Kuala Lumpur semalam.


KUALA LUMPUR - Tenaga Nasional Bhd. (TNB) semalam mengesahkan syarikat itu semakin giat menjalankan kajian berhubung penggunaan tenaga nuklear sebagai sumber alternatif di negara ini.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh berkata, TNB telah menandatangani memorandum persefahaman (MoU) dengan Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco).

"Ya, kami menandatangani MoU dengan Kepco malah (turut) melantik mereka untuk melakukan kajian awal berhubung kemungkinan mendirikan loji nuklear di negara ini," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam sidang akhbar selepas mengumumkan prestasi kewangan suku tahun pertama tahun kewangan yang berakhir 31 Ogos 2010 di sini semalam.

Hadir bersama ialah Pengerusi TNB, Tan Sri Leo Moggie.

Mengulas lanjut, Che Khalib berkata, pelbagai kajian dan kerja perlu dilakukan sebelum mendirikan kemudahan janakuasa loji nuklear.
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Siemens partners TNB to light up rural areas
By Sharen Kaur Published: 2010/03/17

SIEMENS Malaysia Sdn Bhd will study the feasibility of providing solar-powered electricity to rural areas in Sabah and Sarawak, said its vice-president for management coordination office Eric Loo.

The German company plans to partner utility companies to do this. Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is already doing the same thing by providing hybrid energy systems.

TNB's system combines a few energy sources. For example, a village will get its power supply from the sun during the day. Excess power is stored into batteries and this will be used for supply at night. There is also a diesel generator for back-up purposes.

"We will develop the idea with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water and Ministry of Rural Development of Malaysia and enhance the development using our technologies," Loo told Business Times at the Malaysia-Europe Forum (MEF) roundtable dialogue in Munich, Germany, recently.

TNB has developed and implemented more than 30 hybrid mini-grid projects in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah since 2003.

A TNB executive who declined to be named said that currently, only around 70 per cent of Sabah and 80 per cent of Sarawak has power supply, compared with 99.9 per cent in Peninsular Malaysia.

There are more than 500 villages in Sabah and Sarawak without power. Each village has an average of 50 to 70 families.

He said it will cost between RM2.5 million to RM3 million to provide 45-60 kilowatt of power to each village, using a combination of solar, battery and diesel.

"This means the government would need some RM1.5 billion to power up the villages using the mini-grid system," he added.
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TNB rises most in 9 months after upgrade
Published: 2010/04/07
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...cle/index_html



AmResearch says Tenaga's second-quarter earnings will exceed estimates while CLSA raises Tenaga's rating to 'outperform' and lifts the share-price estimate to RM9.60 from RM8.20

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) (5347), Malaysia's biggest power producer, rose the most in nine months after AmResearch Sdn Bhd said its second-quarter earnings will exceed estimates and CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets upgraded the stock.

The shares climbed 3.8 per cent to RM8.41 at 11.43am on Bursa Malaysia, set for their biggest gain since July 10. The stock was the biggest gainer yesterday, closing at RM8.38, which was 28 sen higher than Monday's closing price of RM8.10.

Earnings for the second quarter ended February 28, expected later this month, will be "stronger than expected due to a sharp rebound in electricity demand growth," AmResearch analyst Alex Goh said in a report yesterday. There is an "incoming wave of catalysts" that will boost the stock, he said.

State-controlled TNB is benefiting from a recovery in power demand after Southeast Asia's third-largest economy emerged from its first recession in a decade in the last quarter.
The economy may expand by between 4.5 per cent and 5.5 per cent this year after contracting 1.7 per cent in 2009, Bank Negara Malaysia said in its annual report on March 24.

CLSA raised Tenaga's rating to "outperform" from "underperform" and increased the share-price estimate to RM9.60 from RM8.20, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Power consumption growth surged 14 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, AmResearch's Goh said in the report. A stronger ringgit also helped reduce fuel and interest costs, he said.

The ringgit has risen 6.4 per cent this year, the best performer among Asia's most actively traded currencies. - Bloomberg
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Nuke plant not in Klang Valley

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s first nuclear power plant should not be built in the Klang Valley which has a high population of seven million people, said the atomic energy regulator.

Atomic Energy Licensing Board director-general Raja Datuk Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan said the plant and its buffer zone needed to be constructed on at least 2.6sq-km of land, equal to about 314 football pitches.

Abdul Aziz, who claimed he was neither for nor against nuclear energy, said the plant would need a base of solid rock with little or no seismic movement, more than 10m elevation to be safe from disasters like tsunamis and hurricanes, and located near a large body of water for cooling purposes.

“It needs to be near the electricity grid in order to ‘hook’ onto it and on the least populated area with no other land use.

“So, the Klang Valley is expected to be out,” he said in an interview yesterday.

Abdul Aziz was commenting on a statement by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui that his ministry was currently conducting a study into constructing Malaysia’s first plant, estimated to cost RM20bil.

He stressed that the Government must fully comply with the advice of the International Atomic Energy Agency on the construction.

“It is important that an independent, internationally recognised agency look at whether our infrastructure meets world standards,” he said, adding that technology using mixed oxide methods could convert plutonium, which was spent nuclear fuel, to become more manageable by recycling part of it.

He said there were also mechanisms whereby vendors could lease nuclear fuel to Malaysia and then take it back for reprocessing.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Nuclear Science Department scientist Prof Datuk Dr Sukiman Sarmani said the plant’s ideal site would be near the Straits of Malacca, among which are Batu Pahat in Johor, Pulau Angsa in Selangor and Sitiawan in Perak.

“Other states like Malacca and Pahang will definitely offer some locations. too,” he said, adding that selection must be subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment and Radiological Impact Assess*ment.

Dr Sukiman said while there was already a storage facility for low-level radioactive material in Belanja, Perak, spent fuel waste could also be kept in an underground mine.

“The Sungai Lembing tin mine is quite suitable for such a long-term storage,” he said, adding that as a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty signatory, Malaysia was not allowed to process spent nuclear fuel from a reactor.

Both men also agreed that the current third and fourth generation nuclear reactors were safe and reliable, having “evolved” from the unstable first and second generation plants such as the one in Chernobyl.

Abdul Aziz said the Government might be looking into building two 500 MV plants while Dr Sukiman said a 2,000 MV plant was necessary for a 25% energy reserve to attract foreign investments.

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The should put the plant next to the PM's office in Putrajaya....
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HARNESS WIND POWER TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY, SAYS EXPERT
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (NNN-Bernama): An expert has suggested that wind power be harnessed to provide an alternative source of energy to the country.

Principal fellow of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Solar Energy Research Institute (Seri) Dr Mohamad Yusof Sulaiman said wind power technology had yet to be explored despite its potentials to provide an alternative source of energy.

"Offshore wind power generation, for instance, is capable of producing electricity at a high capacity just like a nuclear power plant does.

"It is also more competitive compared to solar power," he told Bernama when asked to comment on the government's plan to build a nuclear power plant by 2021 to provide energy security to the country.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has invited views from all parties on the alternative sources of energy prior to the implementation of a nuclear power generation.

Dr Mohamad Yusof said although nuclear was the most competitive power generation option, it should only be used as a last resort after the government considered other options such as biomass, solar, hydro and wind.

According to him, using wind to generate power is three times cheaper than using solar.

At the moment, 80 per cent of electricity in Malaysia are produced using gas and coal which are finite resources and not environmentally friendly.

The rest of the power are generated using hydro and biomass.
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TNB looks at other power options from Sarawak
By EDY SARIF Wednesday May 12, 2010
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story...9&sec=business



KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is looking for other options on bringing power from Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia after the idea of dedicating power from Bakun has been shelved, says president/chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamed Noh.

“Beyond Bakun, there are still potential from other parts of Sarawak to supply power to the peninsula through the setting up of new hydro plants and TNB is in the process of exploring the options,” he told reporters yesterday at a press conference.

Che Khalib said the idea of dedicating power from Bakun was shelved recently due to energy demand from Sarawak such as the development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy.

“However, there are two important things that we need to look into in order to bring the power from Sarawak to the peninsula. One is whether it is technically feasible and two, whether the cost is justifiable,” he said.

He said the plan to build nuclear plant to supply power in the country was just an option that could be explored by TNB to cater to power demand in the future despite rejection from some parties.

“We need to explore the best solution to cater to the power demand in the future and building nuclear plant is just one option. You need to realise that building a power plant is not that simple as it takes years for completion.

“Coal plants, for example, need 4-5 years to build and nuclear plants about 10 years. We need to plan from now so that the shortage of power supply in the future can be tackled,” he said.

Che Khalib said that currently, TNB has about 40% excess capacity of power for Peninsular Malaysia and would be in a comfortable zone until 2015.

“By 2015, we expect the reserve margin to be down to 20% and we need to plan from now in order to cater the increase in demand,” he said, adding that TNB had recorded a strong growth of power usage of 8% from October to March.

He said TNB's output stood at about 22,000 MW and by 2015-2020, it needs additional capacity of 4000 MW.
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MALAYSIAN POWER UTILITY TO COMPLETE REHABILITATION OF 26 MINI-HYDRO PLANTS NEXT YEAR
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TANJUNG MALIM, MALAYSIA, June 4 (NNN-BERNAMA) -- Malaysia's national power utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) expects to complete the rehabilitation of its 26 mini hydro-power plants by the middle next year, says its Chief Executive Officer, Che Khalib Mohamad Noh.

In the process of rehabilitating them, TNB was also looking into expanding some of the plants, he told Bernama during a visit to the Bil River plant and officiating TNB's new building for its Tanjung Malim office in this town in northern Perak state Thursday.

"Before, we were looking at gas and coal plants and hydro in a way wasn't seriously looked into. So, we started to rehabilitate the mini-hydro sites over the last three years and this is one of the green energy efforts TNB is aggressively pursuing,"

He said TNB began maintaining the mini hydro plants after taking over the work from a contractor, Projass Engineering Sendirian Berhad, and only 10 to 12 sites were operating at the time of the takeover.

"In the past, we ignored them and maintenance deteriorated. After taking over, we had to resurrect some of the mini hydro plants," he said, adding that the rehabilitation was a small renewable energy programme which TNB had embarked upon to help the country increase its participation in renewable energy.

He said hydro-electricity plants should be developed to help meet electricity demand in the future. Although it was not economical previously, as they required high capital investment, the present high price of coal and possibly higher gas prices in the future, were making hydro projects very viable, Che Khalib added.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #93
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Power plant upgrades in the works
By Ooi Tee ChingPublished: 2010/06/16
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The Energy Commission will soon call for bids to upgrade existing power plants in Peninsular Malaysia for use from 2015 onwards.

"Malaysia's power consumption increases by 3 per cent every year. By 2015, we'll need 800 megawatts (MW) more power and by 2017, a further 1,000MW," said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.

"If we don't plant up, we'll face brownouts," he told Business Times in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Brownouts refer to the drop in voltage in electrical power supply.

Malaysia's electricity reserve margin could fall below the 20 per cent threshold if there are no efforts made to boost production capacity.

The future power supply in the peninsula is at risk after it was confirmed that electricity from the Bakun hydroelectric plant in Sarawak will only be used to meet the state's power needs.

Malaysia now has an installed capacity of 22,000MW.

It was reported that MMC Corp Bhd is keen to spend as much as US$1 billion (RM3.26 billion) to expand its 2,100MW Tanjung Bin power plant by another 800MW.

Similarly, Tenaga Nasional Bhd is seeking to raise capacity of its Manjung facility by 2,000MW from its current 2,100MW, at an estimated cost of between RM6 billion and RM7 billion.

Under the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011 to 2015), the government plans two power plant upgrades in Peninsular Malaysia and construction of a new one in Lahad Datu in Sabah.

"So far, power plant operators in Perak, Negri Sembilan and Johor have indicated their interest to expand capacity," Chin said.

"We're only planning for two here, so we'll call for bids. The Energy Commission will make the necessary preparation," he added.
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Tenaga to bid for US$2.1b power project
Published: 2010/06/18
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Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Malaysia’s state-controlled generator, will bid for a RM7 billion (US$2.1 billion) government project to upgrade power plants as the economic recovery boosts electricity demand.

Construction of a new coal-fired plant at the utility’s existing station in Manjung would start in early 2011 and be completed by the end of 2014, president Che Khalib said in an interview at the company headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Malaysia’s Energy Commission will soon call for bids to upgrade power plants by 2015 as the electricity reserve margin could fall below 20 per cent if capacity isn’t increased, the Business Times reported on June 16, citing Energy Minister Peter Chin.

Power demand may rise by as much as five per cent a year in the next five years, in step with the government’s target of six per cent annual growth through 2015, Che Khalib said.

Tenaga may have to compete for the project with MMC Corp, Malaysia’s second-biggest electricity producer, and Jimah Energy Ventures, an independent power producer with a 25-year licence to operate a 1,400-megawatt coal-fired plant near Port Dickson in the southern state of Negri Sembilan.

If Tenaga wins the bid, it may sell bonds in the middle of 2011 to help finance the project, Tenaga president Che Khalib said in an interview in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. “The usual funding structure will be 20 per cent equity and 80 per cent debt, so probably around RM4 billion to RM5 billion kind of debt-raising” would be needed.

Tenaga shares rose 0.2 per cent to RM8.37 at 10:39 a.m. on the Malaysian stock exchange, headed for the highest close since May 19. They’ve dropped 0.4 per cent this year, lagging behind the benchmark index’s 3 per cent gain in the same period.

The government is planning 52 infrastructure and development projects worth RM63 billion over the next five years, including two coal-fired power plants, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said on June 10. The contracts will be put up for open tender, he said. -- Bloomberg
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TNB's third quarter brighter as sales rise
By Zaidi Isham IsmailPublished: 2010/07/15
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Tenaga Nasional made a net profit of RM1.1 billion in the three months ended May 31 2010 compared with RM1 billion a year ago

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) (5347) said its third quarter net profit rose 10 per cent, due mainly to higher electricity sales in Peninsular Malaysia.

The national utility company made a net profit of RM1.1 billion in the three months ended May 31 2010 compared with RM1 billion a year ago. Revenue was up 10.3 per cent to RM7.7 billion from RM7 billion.

TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the strong performance was also attributable to a stronger ringgit versus the US dollar and the yen, which contributed to a foreign translation gain of RM569.1 million against RM144.4 million in the second quarter.

"Prospects for the fourth quarter and next financial year look good as we don't expect any sharp drop in electricity demand; and we expect the group to continue recording strong recovery in demand for the fourth quarter and whole of next year," Che Khalib told reporters at TNB's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
However, he warned that future profits could be hurt by uncertainties in the foreign exchange rate for the greenback and the yen arising from higher fuel prices caused by costlier coal.

"The upward trend in coal prices has started to erode TNB's margins, but it is cushioned by the strengthening ringgit against the US dollar," he said.

Nevertheless, margins could be squeezed further by even higher coal prices, which have jumped to US$90 (RM288) a tonne from US$80 (RM256) in the second quarter.

TNB chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie noted that a new peak demand level of 15,072 megawatts was recorded in the peninsula on May 24, up 5.8 per cent from last year's.

The industrial and commercial sectors continued to record strong growth of 11.87 per cent and 7.9 per cent respectively.

TNB shares closed 13 sen higher at RM8.61 on Bursa Malaysia yesterday.
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Solar hybrid system empowers Pulau Aur folk
Monday July 26, 2010
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...839&sec=nation

JOHOR BARU: The life of the people in Pulau Aur, the farthest island off Mersing, has changed for the better since 2004.

From tuning in to satellite television to connecting to the World Wide Web, their life is not much different from that of their urban counterparts – thanks to the availability of round-the-clock electricity supply provided by Tenaga Nasional Ber*had.

Tenaga Nasional, through its subsidiary TNB-Energy Services Sdn Bhd, managed to resolve the electricity needs of the islanders by introducing the solar hybrid system.

The system combines solar, battery and generator set to generate electricity.

The availability of reliable electricity supply also narrows the digital gap between rural and urban students.

Pupils at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Aur, for instance, are now using computers and LCD projectors in classes, just like urban schools.

Year 3 pupil Nur Aminah Salim, nine, said the use of computers and LCD projectors made learning fun with music and illustrations; and even cartoons.

Another student, Mohd Shukri Hamdan, nine, talked excitedly about how having a computer at home had made learning much more informative.

Zamri Bakar, 28, a teacher at the school, said the constant supply of electricity had allowed the school to incorporate the use of modern tools in the teaching process.

The constant power supply is also benefiting the tourism sector here with tour operators in Kampung Teluk Berhala reporting an increase in tourist arrivals.

Pulau Aur is known for its beautiful coral and rich marine life, attracting divers from within and outside the country.

TNB-Energy Services acting managing director Mohd Azhar Abdul Rahman said there were eight solar hybrid stations installed in five islands, namely Pulau Aur, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Besar, Pulau Sibu Besar and Pulau Tinggi. — Bernama
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TNB Gets Geospatial Technology For Electricity Award
August 02, 2010 21:08 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 2 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) was conferred the Geospatial Technology for Electicity Award at Map Asia 2010 which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from July 26 to 28.

The event was organised by the Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia, and GIS Development, a geospatial communications network company.

The award was among those presented at Map Asia 2010 to honour the best geospatial applications in Asia Pacific region and to encourage the adoption and furthering of geospatial science and technologies by organisations all over the region.

TNB has been extensively using the Geographic Information System (GIS) for cost-effective asset management and development wherein the network can be continuously monitored, analysed and optimised for better management of network asset.

The national utility has also embarked on the enterprise GIS called Corporate GIS whose objective is to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs by implementing various functions over and above the GIS platform.

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Tenaga ‘ready’ for nuclear power
Written by Chong Jin Hun Thursday, 23 September 2010 12:20
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd is “ready” to undertake the planned construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant as part of a long-term initiative to diversify the country’s energy sources for electricity generation, said its president and CEO Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh.

He said the country’s power generation operations would not be able to meet electricity demand post-2020 if the power producers continued relying on finite hydrocarbon energy resources such as gas and coal.

“The first hurdle is to get public acceptance (of nuclear energy),” Che Khalib said.

Tenaga, according to him, has made initial preparations by sending its officials to, among others, the US, UK, Japan and South Korea to learn about nuclear technology.

Tenaga, together with the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry and Malaysian Nuclear Agency, had submitted a preliminary proposal for a nuclear facility to the government, which is still deliberating the feasibility of the project.

In May, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin had said that the ministry had been given the green light to start identifying suitable locations for the nuclear facility which was expected to start operations by 2021.

Chin had said the nuclear plant needed to be constructed within an enclave with high power demand, an indication that it could be located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

According to the minister, the International Atomic Energy Agency would have the final say on whether the nuclear facility could be set up, and that Malaysia was seeking technical expertise from abroad — possibly from China, Japan, South Korea and France — to establish the nuclear plant, which is the first to be proposed in Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, Che Khalib said Tenaga, which last month secured the initial 1,000 megawatt (MW) portion of the planned coal-fired power plant project in Manjung, Perak, may place its bid for the subsequent portion if given the opportunity to do so.

He said the government might solicit tenders from independent power producers (IPPs) for the second 1,000MW portion by year-end, and that Tenaga hoped it would be on competitive bidding terms.

“We are interested,” Che Khalib told reporters on the sidelines of Tenaga’s Hari Raya open house here yesterday. He however indicated that should the company feel that the initial 1,000MW was sufficient for its operations, the utility would refrain from competing with the other IPPs for the second portion.

The Manjung project, awarded by the government on a build-own-operate concept, is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2015.

At present, Tenaga via wholly owned subsidiary TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd operates an existing 2,100- MW coal-fired electricity generation facility in Manjung, which was constructed at a cost of RM7 billion.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #99
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yeahh..
i strongly agree with nuke power.
electricity much cheaper and cities will be bathed with light!
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Think Nuclear, Think Green



TNB has embarked on various initiatives to ensure the delivery of continuous, stable, and reliable electricity supply for the consumption of our consumers.

The national five-fuel energy diversification policy recognises oil, hydro, gas, coal and renewable energy as the main fuels for powering the nation.

Besides electricity generation from diesel, coal, oil and gas, TNB has commissioned a few solar hybrid systems located in Pulau Kapas Terengganu and other rural areas; in order to meet the increasing electricity demand. Long-term energy security concerns, however, prompted the nuclear energy option to be revisited.

In June 2009, the Malaysian Cabinet decided to include nuclear energy as part of an energy option for electricity generation particularly in Peninsular Malaysia for post-2020.

Furthermore, with the threat of climate change and the depletion of fossil fuel resources, it is no surprise that utilities worldwide are putting the nuclear alternative back on the table.

In our effort to educate the public, this section will provide you with further information about nuclear energy.

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