Malaysian utilities of Sabah and Sarawak sign power exchange agreement

Malaysia’s vertically-integrated power utilities, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB), have signed a power exchange agreement.

Under the agreement, Sabah will receive 30 MW of electricity from Sarawak over the next 15 years, starting in 2023. The power export will be via a 31-km-long, 275 kV double-circuit transmission line, which will run from Lawas in northern Sarawak to Mengalong in Sabah. The interconnection will enhance system security and reliability by sharing generation resources between SEB and SESB, thereby diversifying the generation mix for Sabah and Sarawak.



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