GPS, US partner mull 10-MW marine energy project in Malaysia
Oct 21, 2014 - Sabah-based firm Green Power Solutions Sdn Bhd (GPS) and Current2Current International (C2C) of the US have teamed up to analyse the possibility of developing a 10-MW marine renewables project in Malaysia.
For the purpose, the parties entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday. The country’s energy, green technology and water minister, Maximus Ongkili, told reporters that such a project could be implemented in the waters between Labuan and Kuala Penyu as well as in the Straits of Malacca. There is also the possibility of installing it between Banggi and Kudat.
GPS and C2C will need to carry out a thorough study. After that it would take a few years to bring the plant online.
The marine energy projects comes to support the government’s new policy to consider all forms of sustainable energy. Malaysia’s goal is to have 5.5% of its total power supply coming from renewables in 2015.