Sarawak Energy Keeping Up With Global Trends

Maintaining Focus On Hydropower As A Natural Competitive Advantage

KUCHING, 23RD JANUARY 2018, TUESDAY: Sarawak Energy reiterated its commitment to developing renewable, affordable and reliable energy while exploring and implementing technological advancements in tandem with global energy trends at the International Energy Week 2018 here today. 

 Group Chief Executive Officer Sharbini Suhaili in his presentation entitled ‘Hydropower Development – Affordable, Renewable and Reliable Energy to Energise Transformation & Sustainable Opportunities ’ to regional and local delegates from the energy sector, stated how it was important to anticipate, identify and study  game changers in the global energy scene in order to remain relevant to customers and stakeholders, and operate efficiently.   

“Sarawak Energy aims to be a top quartile utility benchmarked against our regional and international peers. We are monitoring developments in the energy sector and adapting to them by adopting new technologies. This will ensure that we are ready to take advantage of new opportunities while dealing with the challenges that come with it,” he said. 

Highlighting events affecting the industry over the past decade such as climate change and environmental challenges, policy and regulations and innovation in technologies that had led to a change in how the sector operates, Sharbini also said Sarawak Energy is working to stay ahead of the curve but emphasised that hydropower was the best option to provide the power for Sarawak’s growth and development given how the benefits could be transferred to customers. 

Sarawak Energy offers the lowest average tariff in Malaysia and amongst the lowest in the region. 

“For Sarawak, renewable hydropower has powered the energy sector especially in the last decade providing affordable and sustainable energy for Sarawak’s growth and development. Our projects are developed in accordance to the International Hydropower Association (IHA) Sustainability Assessment Protocol and the International Commission On Large Dams (ICOLD) guideline. 

Sharbini also highlighted how the wholly government-owned corporation was partnering the State government in its development strategies for Sarawak, starting with the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy as well as the Digital Economy, and the latest endeavour to build a Green Energy Economy by research into hydrogen and fuel cell application particularly for public transport.

Group Chief Executive Officer Sharbini Suhaili giving the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah bin Ali Hasan a tour of the Sarawak Energy exhibition booth at the International Energy Week 2018.

Group CEO Sharbini Suhaili shared Sarawak’s story of hydropower development and how it has transformed the state through renewable, affordable and sustainable energy.