UBD-IBM Centre to aid EIDPMO on feasibility study of solar plant in Temburong

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THE UBD-IBM Centre is working closely with the Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO) in their feasibility study on the construction of a solar plant in Temburong.

Last month, the minister of energy and industry at the Prime Minister’s Office said the government is working with stakeholders to study the possibility on solar energy replacing the current diesel-generated power station in Temburong.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar said the Temburong district may see an operational 15 to 20 megawatt solar power plant by 2019.

UBD-IBM Centre’s director, Pg Dr Mohd Iskandar Pg Hj Petra, told The Brunei Times in a recent interview that a detailed report on injecting power from a photovoltaic plant into the grid had been submitted to the EIDPMO.

“The study first required understanding the power system in Temburong, the generation and distribution, as well as future demand of the power load in the district,” he said.

Pg Dr Mohd Iskandar said the centre was given an assignment to verify what levels of power (megawatt) could be implemented for the photovoltaic plant.

The director said the proposed plan for Temburong to become a low-carbon district was a positive development in green technology, with Brunei hoping to achieve a 10 per cent share of renewable energy in the total power generation mix by 2035.

“This is very important and we fully support this idea of the EIDPMO,” he said.

The Brunei Times