KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 -- The first of two units coal-fired power plants owned and operated by Jimah East Power Sdn Bhd (JEP) has successfully achieved its commercial operation date (COD) at midnight yesterday, adding another 1,000 megawatts (MW) to Peninsular Malaysia’s existing generation capacity of 22,748 MW.
JEP is building two 1,000 MW ultra-supercritical (USC) coal-fired power plants in Port Dickson which is Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) third and fourth super-efficient coal-fired power plant to date.
TNB owns 70 per cent of JEP while Mitsui & Co. Ltd and The Chugoku Electric Power Co. Ltd each hold 15 per cent of JEP.
“The two plants are strategically located and are crucial in reinforcing the security of Peninsular Malaysia’s power supply. JEP’s second plant (another 1,000 MW) is on track to achieve its COD in December 2019,” said TNB in a statement today.
Apart from the JEP project, TNB’s two other USC coal-fired plants are Manjung 4 and Manjung 5 in Lumut.
“Both are among the first ultra-supercritical coal-fired plants in ASEAN,” said TNB.
USC technology is an efficient coal-burning technology with 40 per cent efficiency compared with conventional coal-fired power plant which has a 36 per cent efficiency.