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TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Senai-Desaru Expressway Bhd (SDEB) for a green energy programme along the Senai-Desaru Expressway in Johor.
TNB Energy Services, Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) wholly owned subsidiary and the other partners will explore potential green highway projects that can be implemented throughout the 77km long expressway, Malaysia’s fifth-longest inter-urban toll highway concession.
The projects are expected to benefit the expressway commuters and its surrounding communities through a modern renewable energy (RE) and energy-efficiency (EE) infrastructure and ecosystem, as well as a greener environment.
The three parties will collaborate towards supporting the Malaysia Green Highway Index under Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, by combining transportation and ecological sustainability in highway design, planning, construction and maintenance.
The parties will tap TNB Energy Services’ RE and EE solutions by retrofitting light-emitting diode lightings, installing EE air-conditioning units and solar panel facilities, and integrating TNB Energy Services’ building monitoring system known as Making Electricity Visible.
It also include installing, operating and maintaining a network of electric-vehicles charging stations at selected locations.
The MoU was signed by TNB Energy Services MD Dr Ir Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid, MIGHT president and CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman and SDEB CEO Jamal Abd Nasir Taharim.
The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin and TNB president/CEO Datuk Seri Ir Azman Mohd were also present to witness the exchange of the document at the International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2018.