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August 01, 2019
Amcorp Perting Hydro Won The Merit Award
 
Amcorp Perting Hydro Won The Merit Award



1 August 2019 - Amcorp Perting Hydro Sdn Bhd (APHSB) won the Merit Award (Category 2 – National Grid) at the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2019. The award was presented to APHSB by YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC). NEA recognizes outstanding achievements and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy sector.

APHSB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amcorp Properties Berhad. Its power plant, Amcorp Perting 6MW Mini Hydro Power Plant commenced operation in 2009 as a 4MW mini hydro power plant and was upgraded to 6MW in 2015.

Amcorp Perting 6MW Mini Hydro Power Plant is particularly unique as its power house is located above the Chamang Waterfall, Bentong, Pahang and its water discharge in turn forms part of the picturesque waterfall at the recreational site. Electricity generated from the power plant is sold to the national utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) under a 21-year Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement (REPPA). The 4MW power plant achieved worldwide acknowledgment when it won the universally acclaimed ASEAN Energy Award in 2012 and The Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia's Silver Award of Merit in 2013. 

APHSB’s mini hydro project helps curb the nation’s dependency on costly imported fossil fuels by utilizing water, a free, feasible and indigenous asset to generate renewable energy. Since January 2010, the mini hydro power plant has performed reliably with minimum unscheduled breakdown. Regular inspection of relevant components at the plant, and strict preventive maintenance regime implemented on a daily, weekly and monthly basis are steps diligently taken by APHSB to make sure that the natural conditions surrounding the plant is safeguarded and nature is not the slightest bit imperilled. 

APHSB is constantly incorporating improvement programs into its operation philosophy in its bid to upgrade the country’s green energy efforts. New strategies have created positive outcomes in expanding yields and lessening cost. With ceaseless improvement programs set up, it is likely that APHSB is sustainable even beyond the 21-year REPPA.
 
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