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100 Years Of Powering Sarawak Exhibition at Borneo Cultures Museum from 3 June to 15 July
3 JUNE 2022
In 2021, Sarawak Energy marked a century of growth and transformation from a traditional utility into a vertically integrated power utility and the largest renewable energy developer in Malaysia.
At a hybrid townhall event in February officiated by Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Sarawak Energy celebrated its transformational journey over the past century and provided a look forward into the next century of growth.
The corporation is also marking this milestone through a 100 Years of Powering Sarawak exhibition at the Borneo Cultures Museum in Kuching from 3 June to 15 July. Visitors will be brought through Sarawak’s electrification journey and the current initiatives to power a more sustainable and renewable energy future.
Sarawak Energy is keen to partner communities in its area of operations on sustainable livelihood programmes that also showcase Sarawak culture to a larger audience. The exhibition also features a section of the Longest Woven Rug/Mat In The World as recorded by Guinness Book of World Records – an achievement by the Orang Ulu women weavers in Sarawak Energy’s project areas. In support of the communities in Murum, Bakun and Baleh, there will be a special basket weaving and beadwork demonstration by women artisans on 16 and 20 June.
Sarawak Energy started as an Electrical Section within the Public Works Department in 1921 to oversee electricity supply in Sarawak. From a humble customer base of 84 customers in 1923, the corporation now serves a population of 3 million Sarawakians in urban and rural areas as well as bulk power to energy intensive and export customers through its 5,400 multidisciplinary workforce, making Sarawak Energy the largest employer of professional Sarawak talent.