Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66 MW (DC) Merchang plant, bringing the amount of solar PV operation by the company in the country to 197 MW.
Image is actually of the Taean solar farm in South Korea
The Merchang plant is expected to provide about 94,000 MWh of electricity per year. It began to generate revenues on 31st May and will displace about 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year, providing more than 31,000 households with clean renewable electricity. The partnership oversaw the establishment of three solar plants totalling 197 MW with a total investment of about MYR 1,235 million ($93 million).
Scatec Solar entered the Malaysian large-scale solar energy market in December 2016, by joining with the local ITRAMAS-led consortium that had signed three 21-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the country's largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
“We are pleased to have reached another important milestone together with our partners in Malaysia” said Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar. “This also marks the completion of Scatec Solar’s first large scale solar project in South East Asia, a market where we are working on several interesting opportunities”.
With grid connection of this power plant, Scatec Solar currently has plants with a total capacity of 911 MW in operation and another 993 MW under construction.