TNB and Petronas ink Energy Efficiency Deal

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd (TNBES) has inked a Smart Energy Efficiency (SEE) agreement with Institut Teknologi petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP), Kuala Terengganu. The deal will save INSTEP about 407,880 kWh of energy per year.

RM2.45 million pact will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 288 metric tonnes per year. This amount is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by 4,769 tree seedlings over ten years.

The 10-year agreement ends in 2030. The deal allows TNBES to facilitate the best-operating expense strategy for INSTEP in terms of energy efficiency without capital expenditure.

TNBES Head happy to boost energy efficiency

A virtual exchange of the agreement between TNBES Managing Director, Dr Ir. Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid and INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim, was held on 18 October 2020.

“The agreement is another significant collaboration between GLCs to boost efforts towards energy efficiency and green energy,” says Ahmad Jaafar.

“TNBES will provide innovative energy-efficient lifestyle solutions that are mutually beneficial to INSTEP. We believe that this cooperation will accelerate the growth of green energy in Malaysia,”
he added.

INSTEP wants to safeguard the environment

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim reiterated that this initiative is in line with its commitment to PETRONAS Sustainability Development Agenda in safeguarding the environment,
which features value creation and generates a positive impact on our society.

“Besides energy efficiency efficacy, INSTEP has also previously embarked on food composting. Food composting is a reflection of ‘from food waste to resources’. Estimates of its ability to compost are around 36.5 tonnes of food waste annually. This composting is contributing to greenhouse gases reduction that is equivalent to what 466 trees can absorb annually,” said Idris.

INSTEP will tap into TNBES energy efficiency solutions in the following ways. Firstly, by retrofitting light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Secondly, by high mast lighting in Non-Process Areas such as administration, office buildings and street lighting in the training centre.

The agreement also endeavours to strengthen, promote and develop collaboration between the corporations in Malaysia towards achieving compliance with Malaysia’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan.

The energy efficiency service offered by TNBES for INSTEP is a first for Malaysia’s oil and gas sector.

Previous energy efficiency projects by TNBES include clients such as Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Celcom, Penang International Airport.  There are also more than a 100 Energy Audits for various categories of clients and at diverse types of building and premises, as part of the energy efficiency initiative.

For more information on the deal, visit the link here.

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