Indonesia’s PLN signs MoU with Malaysia’s TNB for power trade

Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) signed an MoU with its Malaysian counterpart, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), to begin a feasibility study for exporting 600 MW of power to TNB. It aims to connect PLN’s Sumatra network to TNB’s western network by 2028. Connecting the two grids would increase the reliability of electricity supply and PLN Sumatra would have a 33 per cent reserve margin, which is within the International Energy Agency’s recommended reserve margin of 20-35 per cent.