August 12, 2022

Indah Water Konsortium makes strides in green technology adoption through solar panels projects

KUALA LUMPUR: In its endeavour to intensify environmentally friendly engineering adoption, the countrywide sewerage company, Indah H2o Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) will set up photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV) process in 53 of its identified property, with projected cost savings for the upcoming 15 several years near to RM20mil.

The set up of the photo voltaic procedure will be done in phases, and for its very first phase, perform expected to promptly start future month in 19 sewage therapy plants (STPs) nationwide, and subsequently the remaining 34 STPs.

In its 1st section of the solar PV installation in 19 STPs, the overall set up capacity is 6,950kWp with a projected energy generation of 8,890kWh for each calendar year.

IWK will adopt a self-usage model in the photo voltaic PV undertaking and the solar produced will deal with up to 20% of the electric power desires of the 19 STPs with projected savings for the next 15 many years near to RM14mil.

IWK main govt officer, Narendran Maniam explained, “Energy cost is just one of the major functioning expenditure element of vegetation operations and a person of the tactics that has been determined to decrease electricity value is to discover probable photo voltaic energy.

“IWK is operating beyond common means into up to date trends to decrease expenditure by way of inexperienced technologies adoption.”

“With the solar PV installation in the to start with section, IWK proceeds to lookup for undertaking proponents who will be most effective suited to employ this challenge in an addition of roughly 500 new probable internet sites under section 2.

Narendran said: “The green technological innovation initiatives will aid lower carbon footprint and produce a sustainable environment for wastewater utility.

“These initiatives would also cushion the impact from the mounting vitality price tag annually.

“With the further takeover of STPs, the electric powered fees have ballooned up from RM22.53mil in 2000, to RM256.30mil previous yr,” Narendran added.

For its first period, IWK signed a photo voltaic Ability Buy Settlement (PPA) with MFP Solar Sdn Bhd (an affiliate corporation of Pekat Group Bhd) and Timeless Eco-friendly Sdn Bhd to obtain the photo voltaic output from their photo voltaic PV process.

Photo voltaic PV assignments is section of IWK’s determination to contribute towards Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Roadmap more pressingly as the environment faces climate disaster and renewable power initiatives for transitioning in the direction of zero carbon which is getting centre phase.

The 53 internet sites about the next 15 years will add to GHG reduction of 125,000 ton CO2 equal.

IWK commits to the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Targets (UN SDG) through the environmentally friendly technological know-how adoption.

IWK’s hallmark regional sewage treatment plant (RSTP), the Pantai 2 RSTP, which is the greatest underground plant in Asia Pacific, is a key case in point of IWK’s STP that employs inexperienced engineering.

P2RSTP maximises eco-friendly electricity utilisation through the installation of photo voltaic panels, biogas utilisation, rainwater harvesting and ultimate bio-effluent reuse for non-potable use, contributing RM6.5mil in yearly savings.