Electron stations powered by rooftop solar panels to offset electricity from the grid
TNB will install two Electron EV charging stations for Gamuda Land under a strategic partnership agreement. Malaysia’s first solar-powered Electron stations will be located at Gamuda Cove in Southern Klang Valley and at Gamuda Gardens and help offset electricity supplied by the grid.
The Electron EV charging stations will include both AC and DC fast chargers. All-vehicle makes will be able to use the chargers. Like conventional fuel stations, the Electron Stations will also have food and beverage outlets, convenience stores and public facilities.
The stations are expected to be ready by 2025. The MoU will accelerate the development of the ecosystem and infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) in the country, in line with the sustainability vision of both companies.
TNB Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer, Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan and Gamuda Land Chief Operating Officer, Mr Chu Wai Lune signed the MoU at Gamuda Cove’s Experience Gallery in conjunction with the “Sustainable Low Carbon City” event. The witnesses were TNB Program Management Office Program Director, Mohd Junaizee Mohd Noor and Gamuda Land’s Executive Director of Product Management Unit, Jess Teng.
Gamuda Land’s Chief Operating Officer, Chu Wai Lune said, “Urban transportation contributes approximately 23% of carbon emissions, so naturally, ensuring our developments are equipped with facilities to support sustainable mode of urban transportation is one of our key focuses in our masterplan design in the pursuit of developing smart and sustainable townships. The electron stations would complement our carbon reduction efforts such as having dedicated tree-lined pathways for cycling and walking and having e-trams in our townships as an alternative mode of transportation for our community.”
Under the MoU, both companies will also be working on the exploration of other sustainable energy initiatives under TNB’s offering at Gamuda Land’s townships.
Chu continued, “With that, we are pleased to have like-minded organisations such as TNB who share our green agenda as partners, in providing sustainable solutions to our community.”
The Gamuda Green Plan introduced in 2021 aims to further define the group’s ESG goals. The quantifiable plan takes a structured and accountable approach to decarbonisation with clear targets – reducing direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 30% in 2025 and by 45% in 2030.
TNB is committed to making it easier for consumers to access to green energy with a transition plan which includes EV ecosystem development. The other focus areas are transitioning power generation to cleaner sources, growing its renewable energy portfolio, and enhancing the Grid of the Future (GoTF) to enable more green solutions.