Malaysia’s TNB Partners with Envision to Digitize Solar Operations

May 2020

TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s national electricity utility company, has appointed Singapore-based Envision Digital International Pte Ltd to deploy big data analytics applications in its large-scale solar (LSS) farm in Sepang, state of Selangor. This project is expected to help TRe accelerate the growth of renewable energy sources across the company’s portfolio of energy assets.

The 50 megawatts (MW) solar farm in Sepang is TRe’s first large-scale solar project, and is one of the largest solar farms in Malaysia with 238,140 solar panels, generating more than 110,000 megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy in 2019. The project will employ Envision’s cloud-based digital analytics applications, including EnlightTM Solar, EnsightTM Solar, and Forecaster. The end-to-end solution will help TRe’s operations team to have quick, real-time access to the farm’s operational status, generation performance, power output, and accurate power forecasts.

Additionally, TRe will also build a digital renewable energy platform by leveraging on Envision’s EnOS AloT Operating System, to connect various renewables assets and applications, such as biogas, biomass and mini hydro. The platform will not only provide asset operation and performance visibility to TRe, but also allow the integration and synergized operation among various renewables energies under its portfolio.

TNB Renewables Managing Director Mohd Yusrizal stated that the company continuously seek innovative technology solutions to accelerate its growth in the renewable energy sector, with an aim to become the leading renewable energy asset developer and asset manager within Malaysia and the region. This is in line with Malaysia’s goal to achieve 20% renewable energy capacity by 2025.

(Sources: TNB; Power Engineering)

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