Malaysia Will Provide 100MW of Electricity to Singapore

Malaysia to Supply 100 Megawatts of Electricity to Singapore

Malaysian power producer Tenaga Nasional Berhad Pasir Gudang Energy (TNB PGE) will start exporting 100 megawatts of electricity to Singapore via a new interconnector.

During an agreement ceremony on Monday, Jan. 30, TNB PGE and Singapore-based company YTL PowerSeraya signed a deal to improve the Lion City’s energy security.

TNB PGE and YTL PowerSeraya Partnership
Photo by Facebook/Tan See Leng

Singapore’s Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said this is the first time Malaysia will be supplying electricity to the Lion City “on a commercial basis.”

“As we seek to diversify our energy sources and enhance our energy security, I am happy that we are taking a positive step forward in collaborating with our closest neighbour on cross-border electricity trade,” Tan wrote in a Facebook post.

Both companies will be working on providing supercharged electricity to around 144,000 four-room HDB flats in Singapore.

Aside from Malaysia, Tan hopes to partner with other nations in the region to bolster Singapore’s energy security. “I look forward to more collaborations with Malaysia, as well as other countries."

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