Malaysia connects 1GW coal-fired plant to grid

A 1GW coal-fired power plant has successfully been connected to the Malaysian grid. The Manjung facility in Perak will produce enough electricity to power nearly two million households. French engineering […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A 1GW coal-fired power plant has successfully been connected to the Malaysian grid.

The Manjung facility in Perak will produce enough electricity to power nearly two million households.

French engineering company Alstom was contracted by TNB Janamanung Sdn Bhd to construct and commission the plant, which includes advanced environmental control systems to cut emissions.

The firm claims the facility is the single largest unit in South East Asia.

It added: “This power plant is aligned with the country’s energy diversification policy to create a more balanced portfolio of power generation sources that includes gas, coal and renewables power generation in the country.”