Adapting To Climate
TNB embraces a low-carbon economy by supporting renewable energy generation and energy efficiency to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.
FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
We are committed to tackling the climate crisis though climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our mitigation efforts are reflected in carbon footprint monitoring, expansion of low-carbon, and cleaner power generation assets, as well as EE practices. We have also intensified our research and development (R N D) focus on alternative energy production and carbon capturing methods.
OUR GREENSHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Greenhouse Gases (GHG) absorb and emit energy in the atmosphere and raise the temperature of the planet’s surface. By monitoring GHG emissions, we can identify, measure, and track GHG emitted by our business activities. I n FY2019, we introduced the GHG Emissions Management System (GEMS), a web-based data input and processing software that calculates GHG emissions across our operations. We have also expanded our renewable energy generation assets to increase our GHG mitigation efforts.
Carbon Mitigation Research and Development
TNB Research's Renewable Energy and Green Technology unit conducts R N D to support our green initiatives which includes projects focused on reducing GHG emissions. The following are included amongst its renewable energy generation and carbon capturing projects:
CARBON CAPTURE AND UTILISAION THROUGH CROPS PLANTATION
Reseach on the effectiveness of CO2 capture and utilisation by crops using the greenhouse farming system.
FLOATING SOLAR PV SYSTEM (FSPV) ON COAL ASH POND
Development, installation and operation of FSPV on unutilised coal ash ponds at coal-fired power plants.The pilot FSPV at TNB Janamanjung plant has been connected to grid, with generation capacity of 105kWp.
NON-THERMAL PLASMA ASSISTED BIOGAS SYNTHESIS SYSTEM
Development of a non-thermal plasma system to produce chemicals from biogas such as converting carbon dioxide into gaseous fuel to be used in boilers.
Energy Efficiency (EE) plays an important role in mitigating climate change by promoting prudent and effective energy consumption. Since 2014, TNB’s buildings and power plants have been undergoing EE improvement programmes via systematic performance management. Initiatives in the pipeline include improvement of equipment and enhancement of employee’s EE competencies.