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Official Opening Of The Murum HEP By His Excellency The Governor Of Sarawak
KUCHING, 21st SEPTEMBER 2016, WEDNESDAY: The Murum Hydroelectric Plant (HEP), which is Sarawak Energy’s second hydropower development project will be officially opened this September 27 by His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud at the project site, in Murum, Belaga.
The event will also be attended by the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Adenan Satem, cabinet ministers, head of departments and corporate leaders, as well as the local communities.
The event celebrates the significant progress achieved in realising the state’s development agenda under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), an important marker in the industrialisation journey as it powers towards high income status by the year 2030.
Although Murum is Sarawak Energy’s second HEP after Batang Ai which was commissioned 30 years ago, it is the first state hydropower development project constructed under SCORE to meet the demand for bulk energy at globally competitive prices for energy intensive investors especially in the Samalaju Industrial Park.
The construction of the 944MW Murum HEP demonstrates Sarawak Energy's ability to deliver a world class hydropower project. The timely commissioning of Murum which now generates renewable and affordable energy also contributed significantly to the State Government’s decision to reduce domestic, commercial and industrial electricity tariffs. Sarawak’s electricity tariffs are the lowest in Malaysia and among the lowest in the region.