The Malaysian Government has launched a programme to boost the renewable energy production, and has set out an ambition to source 20% renewable energy by 2025. Scatec Solar and partners are currently realising 240 MW across four projects in the country, supplying solar power to Tenaga Nasional Bernard, the country's largest electricity utility.
The Jasin plant is located in the state of Melacca in south-Malaysia and the Merchang plant is located in the state of Terrenganu on the east coast. The plants are in commissioning stage and are expected to be grid connected within first half of 2019. The PPA with Tenaga National is for 21 years of energy supply. When completed, these plants will make Scatec Solar the largest solar power operator in Malaysia.
Gurun is located northeast in Malaysia in the state of Kedah. The plant started construction in 2017 and reached commercial operation in December 2018. The PPA with Tenaga National is for 21 years of energy supply and Gurun is one of the first large scale solar plants in the country.
The Redsol project was awarded in 2017 under Malaysia’s second large scale solar tender round. The project is located in Northwest Malaysia and is being realised in a consortium with Fumase (Malaysia). Commercial operation is expected in fourth quarter 2019.