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Tenaga Nasional inks solar PPAs for 210 MW in Malaysia

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March 28 (Renewables Now) - Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (KLSE:TENAGA), or TNB, has sealed long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for about 210 MW of solar projects to be built across the country.

The deals were signed for 21 years, TNB said in two separate bourse filings this week. The PPAs were signed with seven firms which will design, construct, own, operate and maintain a 30-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant each. The solar parks will be commissioned between December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

The list of contracted companies and project details can be seen in the table:

SPC Proposed Location Commissioning Date
Kenyir Gunkul Solar Sdn Bhd Dungun, Terengganu December 31, 2019
Idiwan Solar Sdn Bhd Machang, Kelantan September 30, 2020
BGMC BRAS Power Sdn Bhd Kuala Muda, Kedah September 30, 2020
Viva Solar Sdn Bhd Sik, Kedah December 31, 2020
Cypark Estuary Solar Sdn Bhd Empangan Terip, Negeri Sembilan December 31, 2020
Cove Suria Sdn Bhd Empangan Kelinchi, Negeri Sembilan December 31, 2020
KBJ Hecmy Sdn Bhd Mukim Chuping, Bukit Keteri, Perlis  December 1, 2020

The special purpose companies (SPCs) were among the winning bidders in a solar tender held by Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Malaysia’s Energy Commission, in the first quarter of last year.

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