by HARIZAH KAMEL/FILE PIX
TENAGA Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) unit TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd has inked a smart energy efficiency (SEE) agreement with Institut Teknologi Petroleum Petronas (INSTEP), Kuala Terengganu that will save INSTEP about 407,880 kWh of energy per year.
The RM2.45 million pact will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 288 metric tonnes per year, equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by 4,769 tree seedlings over 10 years.
The 10-year agreement, ending 2030, allows TNB Energy Services to organise and facilitate the best operating expense strategy for INSTEP in terms of energy efficiency (EE) with no capital expenditure.
The energy efficiency (EE) service offered by TNBES for INSTEP is a first for Malaysia’s oil and gas sector.
A virtual exchange of the agreement between TNBES MD Dr. Ir. Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid and INSTEP CEO, Idris Ibrahim was held on Oct 18.
“The agreement is seen as another significant collaboration between GLCs to boost efforts towards energy efficiency and green energy,” Ahmad Jaafar said in a statement.
“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 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 positive impact to our society.
“Besides energy efficiency efficacy, INSTEP has also previously embarked on food composting, which is a reflection of ‘from food waste to resources’, and estimated to compost around 36.5 tonnes of food waste annually, contributing to greenhouse gases reduction that is equivalent to what 466 trees can absorb annually,” said Idris in the same statement.
INSTEP will tap into TNBES energy efficiency solutions by retrofitting light emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting in Non Process Area such as administration, office buildings and street lighting in the training centre.
Previous EE projects by TNBES include clients such as Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Celcom, Penang International Airport and 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.