Domestic and Industrial Consumers Can Switch to Renewable Energy Sources from Hydropower and Solar Power Plants Through Green Electricity Tariff, Says Minister | Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, November 23 — Household and industrial electricity consumers in Peninsular Malaysia can switch to renewable energy (RE) sources generated from hydro and solar power stations from January 1 next year.
The Department of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) is offering green and environmentally friendly electricity supply through the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) which was launched today.
Speaking to reporters after the launch, KeTSA Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said GET was offering 4,500 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity from renewable energy sources annually.
He said the amount was equivalent to the capacity that could be provided to 600,000 homes for a month-long period on the peninsula from 2022 to 2024.
“Electricity supply from renewable energy sources can be increased according to demand. GET customers will incur an additional charge of 3.7 sen for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of renewable energy purchased under the this program,” he said.
Those who subscribe to GET will receive a certificate confirming that the power supply is from a renewable energy source through Malaysia Renewable Energy Certificates (mRECs) which have been registered with an international certification body.
He indicated that the GET certification will be offered in blocks, namely 100 kWh per block for residential premises and 1,000 kWh for non-residential premises.
According to Takiyuddin, proceeds from GET’s sales will be used to support the implementation of the country’s RE program and initiatives.
He said applications for electricity supply from renewable energy sources under the GET program would be open from December 1.
Consumers wishing to subscribe to GET can apply on the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) website or contact the nearest TNB store, he added.
Takiyuddin said the GET offer is part of the target set to be achieved by KeTSA, as part of the 100-day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family Aspirations) program target for the Cabinet, announced by the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Along with the launch of GET, KeTSA said it is committed to subscribing to GET to supply 31% of Wisma Sumber Asli’s electricity needs, here from renewable energy sources.
In addition, nine major companies who declared their commitment to subscribe to GET to obtain 100% electricity supply from renewable energy sources also received their commitment cards at today’s event. .
The companies are CIMB Bank Berhad, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Gamuda Berhad and HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad.
Meanwhile, TNB’s Retail Director, Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan, said GET customers will receive their electricity bills as usual with the GET subscription amount also recorded on the bill. — Bernama