LSS4 project: 30 companies shortlisted for solar development

The EC says the selection is based on bids with the most competitive prices and which meet all the RFP requirements

by TMR / Pic by TMR FILE PIX

THE Energy Commission (EC) has shortlisted 30 bidders for the development of the fourth large-scale solar (LSS4)@MEnTARI.

The EC in a statement last Friday said the selection is based on bids with the most competitive prices and which meet all the requests for proposal (RFP) requirements.

The EC shortlisted plant capacities in two packages, of which package P1 to generate 323.06MW (price range from RM0.1850/kWh to RM0.2481/kWh) and package P2 to generate 500MW (price range from RM0.1768/kWh to RM0.1970/kWh).

Ten out of 30 companies shortlisted are subsidiaries of public-listed companies:

  1. Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) via TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd, shortlisted for 50MW;
  2. Solarvest Holdings Bhd via Atlantic Blue Sdn Bhd for 50MW;
  3.  Ranhill Utilities Bhd for 50MW;
  4.  KPower Bhd with Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Pahang for 50MW;
  5.  JAKS Resources Bhd via JAKS Solar Power Sdn Bhd for 50MW;
  6.  Gopeng Bhd for 50MW;
  7. Uzma Bhd via Uzma Environergy Sdn Bhd for 50MW;
  8. Advancecon Holdings Bhd shortlisted via Advancecon Solar Sdn Bhd for 26MW;
  9. Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd via Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd for 20MW; and
  10.  MK Land Holdings Bhd via MK Land Resources Sdn Bhd for 10.95MW.
  11. While non-listed private companies are ATK Development Sdn

Bhd and Suria Takbir Construction Sdn Bhd, Bakateam Services Sdn Bhd, Fusion Trend Sdn Bhd, Green- viro Solutions Sdn Bhd (10MW) and Grooveland Sdn Bhd are among the 30.

LSS4, also known as LSS by Malaysian Electricity Industry to Attract RE Investment, or [email protected], offered a total of 1,000MW of solar power generation through a bidding process.

Parties that win the LSS4 project bids are expected to start theory plant operation by 2023.

Each plant is meant to have a minimum term of 21 years of operation. — TMR