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Edra on track to build large-scale solar power plant in Kedah

Monday, 20 March 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Independent power producer (IPP) Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd is on track to build its pilot large-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Kedah by early 2018, with a generating capacity of 50 MWac.

Project Kedah Solar, which will bring immense economic spillover benefits to the state, would be undertaken by Edra’s wholly-owned unit, Edra Solar Sdn Bhd.

According to Datuk Mark Ling, president and executive director of Edra Power, the solar plant is expected to generate about 80,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year and would be developed over 104ha at Bandar Kuala Ketil in Baling, Kedah.

Project Kedah Solar would be the first of multiple-utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with an aggregate capacity of up to 500MW to be developed by Edra pursuant to the conditional award from the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water.

Edra Solar had entered into a sales and purchase (SPA) agreement in August 2015 with BDB Land Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Bina Darulaman Bhd (BDB) for the acquisition of the said land parcel. The relevant agencies and authorities in the state have granted the necessary approvals to enable Edra Solar to proceed with the project.

Edra is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corp, which is a leading nuclear energy company in the world with investments in more than 25-gigawatt clean and renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, hydro, gas-fired, efficient coal-fired and fuel-cell powered projects in China, South Korea, Singapore, UK, France and Australia.

Source by: Internet

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